Pamela Jakwerth Drake, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Pamela Jakwerth Drake, PhD, received her Master’s degree in Educational Counseling from the University of San Diego, and her PhD from Michigan State University in Measurement and Quantitative Methods, with minors in statistics and human development. Her current work includes evaluating a variety of health education and risk reduction programs developed by ETR staff and other organizations. She also provides senior oversight for ETR's evaluation services.
She serves as the senior evaluator on many of ETR’s projects, providing valuable evaluation services to school and community-based programs focused on youth populations, as well as regional and national capacity-building assistance programs focused on diverse youth and adult populations. She has had extensive experience directing the evaluations of projects focused on youth sexual health and those using evidence-based programs, and programs providing training or technical assistance for a range of health-related topics. Responsibilities in all projects include grant development, developing and carrying out the evaluation plan (including randomization), creating instruments, analyzing data and writing reports. She is well versed in quasi-experimental as well as experimental (RCT) designs,
She currently serves as the senior evaluator on several different projects focused on adolescent pregnancy and HIV prevention, including a RCT with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as ETR’s tobacco capacity-building work. In addition, Dr. Drake has developed and delivered evaluation training for numerous projects across school-, community- and clinic-based settings.
- Project Legacy Evaluation (with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles)
- PREP Technical Assistance (FYSB)
- DASH Professional Learning Collaborative
- Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC)
- ACT-TOB module NIDA SBIR Evaluation (with Possibilities 4 Change)
Clark, L, Desai, M., Drake, P, & Okonta, V. (2018). Achieving a Public Health Impact on Unintended Pregnancy among Vulnerable Youth. Am Jnl of Public Health. 108(S1). S17-S18.
Drake, P, Firpo-Triplett, R, Glassman, J, Ong, SL, & Unti, L. (2015). A Randomized-Controlled Trial of the Effects of Online Training on Implementation Fidelity. Am Jnl of Sexuality Ed. 10(15), 315-376.
Drake, P., Greenspoon, B., Unti, L., Fawcett, L., & Neville-Morgan, S. (2006). Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Caregivers: Results of a Statewide Study to Determine Needs and Desires for Support.Early Childhood Education Journal, 33 (4), 239-244.
Drake, P., Greenspoon, B., & Fawcett, L. (2005).Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregivers: The Question of Licensing. Sacramento, CA: First 5 California Children and Families Commission.
Drake, P., Greenspoon, B., Fawcett, L., & Neville-Morgan, S. (2005).Providing licensing support to family, friend, and nieghbor caregivers: Issues and implications. Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #15. New York, NY: Bank Street College of Education.
Drake, P., Unti, L., Greenspoon, B., & Fawcett, L. (2004).First 5 California Informal Child Caregiver Support Project: Focus Group and Interview Results. Sacramento, CA: First 5 California Children and Families Commission.
Drake, P., Unti, L., Greenspoon, B., & Fawcett, L. (2004).First 5 California Informal Caregiver Support Project Kit for New Parents focus groups with family, friend and neighbor caregivers. Sacramento, CA: First 5 California Children and Families Commission.
Greenspoon, B., & Drake, P. (2004). Transitions Begin Early and Never End.The Special Edge, 17(3), 7-8.
Greenspoon, B., Drake, P., & Fawcett, L. (2004).Family, Friend and Neighbor Child Care: A Resource Guide for Program Developers. Sacramento, CA: First 5 California Children and Families Commission.
Susman-Stillman, A., Drake, P., & Greenspoon, B. (2004).Family, Friend and Neighbor Care: Promoting Quality Care and Children's Healthy Development. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates.
Jakwerth, P.M., Anthony, J.A., & Bohrnstedt, G.W. (2000). Developing a national alternate assessment for students with disabilities. (Report for the Office of Special Education). Palo Alto: American Institutes for Research.
Jakwerth, P. M., Anthony, J. A., & Cole, S. C. (2000). Assessing the performance of students with moderate to profound disabilities: What should be measured? (Report for the Office of Special Education). Palo Alto: American Institutes for Research.
Jakwerth, P. M. (1999). TIMSS performance assessment results United States. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 25(3), 277-282.
Jakwerth, P., Stancavage, F., & Reed E. (1999). An investigation of why students do not respond to questions. A paper completed for the NAEP Validity Studies Panel. Palo Alto, CA: American Institutes for Research.
Mitchell, J. H., Hawkins, E. F., Jakwerth, P., Stancavage, F. B., & Dossey, J. A. (1999). Student work and teacher practices in mathematics. Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics.
Schmidt, W. H., Jakwerth, P. M., and McKnight, C. C. (1998). Curriculum-sensitive assessment: Content does make a difference. International Journal of Educational Research, 29 (6).
Schmidt, W. H., McKnight, C. C., Cogan, L., Jakwerth, P. M., & Houang, R. T. (1999). Facing the consequences: Using TIMSS for a closer look at United States mathematics and science education. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.