Welcome to Evaluation Research and Development (ERAD)

ERAD specializes in community-based evaluative research and evaluation services. Our team has many years of experience helping communities, schools, and University members evaluate their programs.

Program Evaluation

Evaluation Research and Development (ERAD) is housed in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Through a positive team-based approach that utilizes the resources of the University of Arizona, we offer expertise and experience in evaluation research.

ERAD has three major goals:

  • The facilitation of collaborative, longitudinal, and policy oriented evaluation research.
  • The conduct of community-based program evaluation.
  • The availability of resources that support grant writing, survey development, and statistical support.
  • Being housed at the University of Arizona means competitive rates much lower than private firms or consultants.

Research and Data

Through many years of experiences, we offer support for your research and evaluation including:

  • Data dashboards to monitor your project's progress towards measurable objectives
  • Implementation of data collection methodology
  • Development of cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs, using appropriate quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies
  • Dataset Development and Maintenance using appropriate methods of confidentiality
  • Management of large samples of data
  • Survey Development including the construction of appropriate survey instruments regarding targeted behaviors and attitudes
  • Design questionnaires that are culturally sensitive
  • Development of scannable and online surveys using Qualtrics, Survemonkey, or custom data collection applications

Developing Solutions

With a culturally sensitive and grounded approach to evaluation that values the thoughts and approaches of local experts, we offer many ways to assist you in developing your program:

  • Development of Logic Models
  • S.M.A.R.T. Objectives
  • Evaluation Planning
  • Collaboration to develop “the big picture” and develop an appropriate evaluation plan to meet their needs
  • Working as partners at the grant-writing stage
  • Providing needs assessments that are both informative and practical
  • Development of positive working relationships with diverse groups of stakeholder partners
  • Work with coalitions to support capacity-building and functioning
Arizona Complete Health
Arizona Complete Health
Community Partnership of Southern Arizona
Community Partnership of Southern Arizona
Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC)
Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC)
National Children's Study
National Children's Study
Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Vail C.A.R.E.S.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Vail C.A.R.E.S.
Customized Projects and Services

James Roebuck, PhD is the current Director of ERAD. Dr. Roebuck received his doctorate in Sociology at the University of Arizona. He has over 10 years experience working with social service providers, community coalitions and university partners throughout Arizona:

  • Amistades, Inc.
  • Arizona Respiratory Center at the University of Arizona
  • Arizona Youth Partnership
  • Casa Grande Alliance
  • Cenpatico Integrated Care
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Child and Family Resources
  • CODAC Behavioral Health Services (CODAC)
  • Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA)
  • John C Lincoln Behavioral Health Network
  • La Frontera Arizona
  • Luz Social Services (LUZ)
  • Maricopa Ak-Chin CAASA
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Native American Advancement Foundation
  • Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment (PAACE)
  • Pima Prevention Partnership
  • Pima Council on Aging
  • Pinal Gila Council Senior Citizens
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe
  • Providence of Arizona
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)
  • Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services
  • Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW)
  • Sunnyside School District
  • Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC)
  • Tucson Unified School District
  • Vail Unified School District
  • Yuma Family YMCA

For inquiries about how ERAD can help you evaluate your program, assist you in developing an evaluation plan, or manage your data:

Email: James Roebuck,PhD


By phone: 520.626.4433

Complete the form to the right by providing your name, email, subject and a brief message

We look forward to hearing from you!!