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Charlesnika Evans, PhD,  MPH
Charlesnika Evans, PhD, MPH
Feinberg School of Medicine
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL

Research Interests: Infectious Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Health Services and Epidemiologic Methodology

Charlesnika T. Evans, MPH, PhD is a Research Health Scientist with CINCCH, the workgroup leader for the focus area of ‘Improving care and care delivery for Veterans with high priority conditions’. She is also Co-Director of the QUERI program, ‘Combating Antimicrobial Resistance through Rapid Implementation of Available Guidelines and Evidence (CARRIAGE)’ and an Associate Professor at the Center for Healthcare Studies and Department of Preventive Medicine in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, a master’s in public health, and a doctoral degree in epidemiology, which was received from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health in 2007. Dr. Evans has expertise in epidemiologic methods, health outcomes, and infectious disease related research. Her past and current research has focused on the secondary complications of persons with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI&D) and women with HIV. Her major research interests include the epidemiology of infectious diseases and antimicrobial prescribing and its effects on patient outcomes. Dr. Evans was the 2013 recipient of the Rising Star Alumni Award from the UIC, School of Public Health. In 2012, Dr. Evans received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE); which is conferred by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.


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