Meet Our Director


Wendy Wolfersteig, Ph.D.,
Director, Evaluation and Partner Contracts
Telephone: 602-496-1086

Dr. Wendy L. Wolfersteig serves as Director of Evaluation and Partner Contracts at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center at Arizona State University. For 20 years, her work in substance abuse prevention and evaluation in Arizona has focused on the use of effective evidence-based strategies and data-driven decision-making. She leads her team in working collaboratively with state, county, city and local partners to design and perform evaluations, provide trainings and disseminate findings aimed at preventing, reducing and eliminating health disparities. Current community-based projects test the effectiveness in school settings of a substance abuse prevention program for adolescents and their parents as well as a child abuse and neglect curriculum for preK to 12th grade students. She is a research associate professor in the School of Social Work at ASU, and an adjunct associate professor in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide. Dr. Wolfersteig serves as a member (former chair) of the Arizona Substance Abuse Epidemiology Work Group. She is currently president for the Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet). Dr. Wolfersteig was awarded the 2017 College of Public Service & Community Solutions - Excellence in Service Staff Award due to her longstanding high impact service to her unit and the university.

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