Sandra McGinnis, Ph.D
Senior Research Scientist
Specialization: Child and Family Sociology, Health Services Research
Albany School Improvement Grant Program Evaluation
Center of Excellence for Maternal and Infant Health
Evaluation of People Advancing Through Treatment and Housing (PATH)
Greater Rochester Opioid Prevention
Healthy Families New York Evaluation
MRT Supportive Housing Initiative
Partnership for Success
OPWDD Direct Care Employee Trust Survey
Spring for Hope Evaluation
Evaluation of the Summer Youth Employment Program
Validation of the Coordinated Assessment System Tool
Sandra joined CHSR in 2013 as the lead analyst on the Albany School Improvement Grant Program Evaluation, and the Evaluation of People Advancing through Treatment and Housing (PATH). Before coming to CHSR, Sandra spent ten years as a research associate at the Center for Health Workforce Studies in the School of Public Health at the University at Albany. Her research experience includes projects relating to child outcomes, family formation, public health, aging, workforce diversity, emergency medical services, and supply-demand modeling. Sandra has worked extensively with the analysis of existing large-scale datasets and with survey design and administration for primary data collection. She has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in journals as diverse as Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, and Anesthesiology.
Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and completed her Ph.D. in Sociology and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Demography at the University at Albany, SUNY.