Sherrie Aitken-Wain, Ph.D.

Sherrie Aitken-Wain is a part of the Scientific and Technical Services Practice Leadership for Cygnus. She plays a vital role in aiding the company in both the type of work we focus on, as well as assisting in the development of proposal content that falls in her area of expertise. As a Ph.D. in Public Administration, Policy and Evaluation Research, she has been managing large-scale research and evaluation projects for numerous government departments, agencies, and the Executive Office of the President of the United States for more than four decades and is a nationally recognized authority in management, development, implementation, and evaluation of high-profile health prevention programs.

A perfectionist, perfect to excel at qualitative analysis, Dr. Aitken-Wain is doing what she does best. Her background in policy analysis, has allowed her to work on issues ranging from Civil Rights to the Head Start Program. Working for local, state, and U.S. Federal Government, her clients have included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of Tennessee; and her enterprises have involved managing more than 75 projects for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and more than a dozen NIH Institutes. She has conducted longitudinal evaluations for the National Cancer Institute, feasibility evaluations for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, designed and managed the National Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System for more than 20 years.

Dr. Aitken-Wain helps empower clients fulfill mission-critical goals and meet organizational objectives; and her work has garnered her national attention in Congress and the media. Her most recent efforts have been in outreach and developing frameworks for healthcare learning systems and logic models for underserved communities.

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