Community Research, Evaluation & Development (CRED) Team

The Community Research, Evaluation & Development (CRED) team, led by Dr. Michele Walsh, conducts high quality, culturally responsive, community-based research and evaluation that promotes the health and well-being of children, youth, and families throughout Arizona and the Southwest.

Our goal is to be a resource and partner to the diverse communities and organizations of Arizona and beyond. For years, we have been committed to working on the ground with partners across the state, including tribes, state and local governments, justice systems, schools, and non-profits.

The CRED team includes scholars and professionals with expertise in evaluation, research design, data analysis, public health, child development, education, and psychology. Our team capably carries out both quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation, drawing on expertise in survey, interview, and focus group methodology as well as sophisticated quantitative and geospatial analysis techniques. Our primary focus is to generate accessible, actionable information that our partners use to support their program and policy decision-making. 

You can find out more about our current partnerships here.


Interested in working with CRED?

Please complete a Request for Evaluation Assistance form below and contact our team at

For more information on how to engage CRED evaluation services, contact Dr. Michele Walsh.


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