Melody Simpson-Jiles, MPA
Research Assistant

Areas of Focus: program evaluation, drug abuse prevention, vulnerable populations, chronic disease prevention

 Melody’s current work at KDHRC focuses on a national lupus awareness campaign with the American College of Rheumatology and the evaluation of Project PENCIL, which provides innovative materials for parents and teachers to help children with chronic illnesses succeed academically and socially. Melody helps conceptualize, create content, and analyze the results of these and other programs at KDHRC.

Melody graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Economics and an M.P.A. Her past research projects have focused on formative research, data analysis, and program evaluation on disease prevention and drug use prevention programs.

Melody enjoys spending time with her pugs, watching  Netflix original series, and thwarting her friends at Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne.