Erica Morse, MA
I am a Senior Project Manager in the Institute for Health Research. I have worked at KPCO since 2005 and have been part of the PiER Center team since 2008. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Sociology and Biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Masters Degree in Medical Anthropology from the University of Colorado Denver.
Evaluation & Research Experience:
Overall, I have worked in evaluation for over 15 years. Currently, on the PiER Center team I am managing a healthy eating and active living (HEAL) evaluation. Most of my focus in the last 10 years has been in the area of HEAL, but I have worked on a variety of other research and evaluation projects focused on: smoking reduction and cessation, healthy lifestyle intervention for Latina diabetic patients, decision-aid development for diffusion of health innovations, social network analysis to improve innovation diffusion, breast cancer web-based tool implementation, pediatric obesity and opioid use disorder research, and complementary and integrative medicine research. Across all projects, I have gained experience in budget and contract management, IRB, timelines, meeting facilitation, and relationship building. I have also provided technical assistance on evaluation planning and data collection protocols, and I have developed databases and worked with clients to develop online web-based tracking tools. Additionally, I have experience collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, creating reports, conducting presentations, and writing peer-reviewed manuscripts to share results.
How I Thrive:
I most enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters and helping my family live healthy. I enjoy traveling, gardening and cooking and try to incorporate fresh foods into every meal. Exercise is very important to me as well. I practice yoga, hike, bike, and have trained in three styles of karate. I have also been coaching my oldest daughter’s soccer team for four years now, and enjoy inspiring the next generation to live healthy and be active.