Sue Potter, MS

Sue Potter

Research Associate III


Sue Potter is a research associate in the Research Department at ETR. She serves as project coordinator, analyst and/or data manager on various projects evaluating school-based health promotion programs in the areas of teen pregnancy, fitness, nutrition and comprehensive health education. She is particularly interested in evaluation methods and statistics, e.g. group randomized trials, and works with the department statistician on related projects. In addition to her primary project responsibilities, Ms. Potter has coordinated the development of and leads the Research Department’s Data Core. This group sets department standards for data management, trains new research staff who will work with project data, and provides technical assistance on all aspects of data handling to research staff and projects.

Prior to joining ETR in 2004, Ms. Potter coordinated the evaluation of Pennsylvania’s abstinence-only teen pregnancy prevention programs while working at the Pennsylvania State University, where she also earned an MS in Human Development and Family Studies.

Current Projects

  • TPP Replication of Evidence-Based It's Your Game: Keep It Real (Texas)
  • TPP Replication of Evidence-Based It's Your Game: Keep It Real (South Carolina)
  • Estimates of Intra-Class Correlation (ICC) for Use in Planning Group Randomized Trials


Kershner, S., Flynn, S., Prince, M., Potter, S. C., Craft, L., & Alton, F. (2014). Using data to improve fidelity when implementing evidence-based programs. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54, S29-S36.

Potter, S.C., Schneider, D., Coyle, K. K.,May, G., Robin, L., & Seymour, J. (2011). What works? Process evaluation of a school-based fruit and vegetable distribution program in Mississippi. Journal of School Health, 81(4), 202-211.

Kirby, D., Raine, T., Thrush, G., Yuen, C., Sokoloff, A., & Potter, S.C. (2010). The impact of an intervention to improve contraceptive use through follow-up phone calls with female adolescent clinic patients. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 42(4), 251-257.

Coyle, K. K., Potter,S., Schneider, D., May, G., Robin, L. E., Seymour, J., & DeBrot, K. (2009). Distributing free fresh fruit and vegetables at school: Results of a pilot outcome evaluation. Public Health Reports, 124, 660-669.

Boyle-Holmes, T., Grost, L., Russell, L., Laris, B.A., DeJong, G., Robin, L., Haller, E., Potter, S., & Lee, S.(2009). Promoting elementary physical education: Results of a school based evaluation study. Health Education and Behavior. DOI: 10.1177/1090198109343895.

Schneider, D. J.,Coyle, K., Potter, S., Robin, L., McKenna, M., DeBrot, K., Seymour, J.,Carithers, T., May, G., & Endahl J. (2006). Evaluation of a fruit and vegetable distribution program – Mississippi, 2004-05 school year. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 55 (35), 957-961.

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