Ross F. Conner

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Professor Emeritus, Urban Planning and Public Policy
School of Social Ecology
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Phone: (949) 824-0563
University of California, Irvine
226J SEI
Mail Code: 7075
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Evaluation research and social psychology, health promotion, community-based planning for health
Research Abstract
One of my primary research interests is in evaluation research: the design, implementation and utilization of evaluations of public and private social programs. My work has involved correctional, medical, educational and nutritional social reform programs. I also am interested in organizational models for evaluation units, factors affecting the use of evaluation findings in social policy, the ethics of applied social research and international evaluation. Another primary research interest is in the area of health promotion and disease prevention. My current work focuses on evaluating an AIDS prevention program for migrant farm workers and on the evaluation of a five-year community-based health promotion/disease prevention program for 30 Colorado communities.
(1) Mayne, J., Bemelmans-Videe, M. L., Hudson, J. and Conner, R. Advancing Public Policy Evaluation. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1992.
(2) Fan, H., Conner, R. F., and Villarreal, L. P. The Biology of AIDS. Boston: Jones and Barlett, 1989, second edition, 1991.
(3) Conner, R. F. and Hendricks, M. (Eds.). International Innovations in Evaluation Methodology. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1989.
(4) Conner, R. F., Mishra, S. I., Lewis, M. A., Bryer, S., Marks, J., Lai, M., and Clark, L. Theory-based evaluation of AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and behavior changes. In L. Leviton, A. Hegedus and A. Kubin (Eds.), Evaluating AIDS Prevention: Contributions of Multiple Disciplines. New Directions for Program Evaluation, No. 46. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.
(5) Conner, R. F. Ethical issues in evaluating the effectiveness of primary prevention programs. In G. B. Levin, E. J. Trickett and R. E. Hess (Eds.), Ethical Implications of Primary Prevention. New York: Haworth, 1990.
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