B.A. Laris has worked as a Research Associate with ETR since October 1999, planning, developing, and coordinating evaluation activities in a variety of settings. She has coordinated state-wide school based evaluations in Michigan and Rhode Island in the areas of physical activities and nutrition. She has coordinated rapid evaluation projects with school districts in Washington (assessing the policies and programs to support Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender students, staff, and families) and Colorado (assessing the impact of a price change intervention). BA serves as one of the evaluation liaisons for the teen pregnancy prevention programs funded by the California Office of Family Planning. She also managed several evaluation projects with the San Francisco Unified School District to reduce adolescent health risk behaviors related to out-of-school-time, nutrition, physical activity, violence, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and comprehensive school health. The projects involve both quantitative and qualitative data collection to assess student, teacher, and community improvements in health and safety. Her previous work experience includes program planning, management, and evaluation in the areas of HIV/AIDS, substance use prevention and treatment, and international health.
Kirby, D., & Laris, B. (2009). Effective curriculum-based sex and STD/HIV education programs for adolescents.Child Development Perspectives, 3(1), 21-29.
Kirby, D., Laris, B., & Rolleri, L. (2007). Sex and HIV Education Programs: Their Impact on Sexual Behaviors of Young People Throughout the World.Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 206-217.
Kirby, D., Laris, B., & Rolleri, L. (2006).The Characteristics of Effective Curriculum-Based Sex and HIV Education Programs for Adolsecents. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates.
Kirby, D., Laris, B., & Rolleri, L. (2006).Sex and HIV Education Programs for Youth: Their Impact and Important Characteristics. Washington, DC: Family Health International.
Kirby, D., Laris, B., & Rolleri, L. (2006).The Impact of Sex and HIV Education Programs on Youth in Developing Countries. Research Triangle Park, NC: Family Health International.
Kirby, D., Obasi, A., & Laris, B. (2006). The effectiveness of sex education and HIV education interventions in schools in developing countries. In D. Ross, B. Dick, & J. Ferguson (Eds.), Preventing HIV/AIDS in Young People: A Systematic Review of the Evidence from Developing Countries. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Kirby, D., Laris, B., & Rolleri, L. (2005).Impact of Sex & HIV Curriculum-based Education Programs on Sexual Behavior of Youth in Developing Co. Washington, DC: Family Health International.