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Shakeh J. Kaftarian Kaftarian & Associates

Shakeh Kaftarian is President and CEO of Kaftarian & Associates, a consulting firm offering empowerment evaluation services to national and international organizations.  Her interests include community coalition building, substance abuse prevention programming, and women’s health research.  She has held positions as a research and evaluation scientist at the National Institutes of Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration; and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   She has served as Senior Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Adjunct Research Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  She is the co-editor of the first edition of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment and Accountability (SAGE, 1996), and has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and Federal evaluation research reports.  She has also served as guest editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention; Prevention Science; Evaluation and Program Planning; and Journal of Community Psychology.