Sue Potter, MS

Sue Potter

Research Associate III


Sue Potter is a Research Associate/Data Analyst in the Services department at ETR. She serves as project coordinator, lead analyst and/or data manager on various projects evaluating health promotion programs primarily in the area of teen pregnancy prevention and methodological projects conducting secondary analyses. She is particularly interested in evaluation methods and statistics, e.g. group randomized trials, measurement issues associated with teen self-reported sexual behavior, etc. In addition to her primary project responsibilities, Ms. Potter co-leads the department’s DatEval Core. This group sets department standards for data management, data analysis, and evaluation research methods; trains new research staff who will work with project data; and, provides technical assistance to research staff and projects.

Ms. Potter earned an MS in Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.

Current Projects

  • Project Legacy Evaluation
  • Making Healthy Decisions Evaluation
  • FLASH Evaluation
  • Identifying Risk Typologies and Outcome Markers to Improve Early Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • AIM 4 Team Moms Evaluation


Peskin, M.F., Coyle, K.K., Anderson, P.A., Laris, B.A., Glassman, J.R., Franks, H.M., Thiel, M.A., Potter, S.C., Unti, T., Edwards, S., Johnson‑Baker, K., Cuccaro, P.M., Diamond, P., Markham, C.M., Shegog, R., Baumler, E.R., Gabay, E.K., Emery, S.T. (2019). Replication of It’s Your Game…Keep It Real! in Southeast Texas. The Journal of Primary Prevention.

Potter, S.C., Coyle, K.K., Glassman, J.R., Kersher, S., & Prince, M.S. (2016). It’s Your Game…Keep It Real in South Carolina: A group randomized trial evaluating the replication of an evidence-based adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention program. American Journal of Public Health, 106(S1), S60-S69.

Glassman, J., Potter, S.C., Baumler, E., & Coyle, K.K. (2015). Intra-class Correlation Coefficients (ICCs) From Longitudinal Group-Randomized Trials of HIV/STI/Pregnancy Prevention Programs. Health Education and Behavior. Published online January 27, 2015. doi: 10.1177/1090198114568308

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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