Darcie works with a range of community-based research and evaluation projects and partners, with expertise in the areas of immigrant and refugee mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and trauma and resilience. She designs and guides program evaluations from instrument design through communicating results with the goal of making research useful for organizations. Darcie’s research interests include culturally responsive evaluation, needs assessments, evaluation use, and community-based participatory policy making.
Prior to joining Wilder Research, Darcie designed, implemented, and evaluated innovative family-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs as a research coordinator at Vanderbilt University. At the University of Michigan, Darcie worked in several areas, including family literacy, juvenile justice, supportive housing, and mental health. Darcie holds a master's degree in social work with a concentration in social policy and evaluation with communities and social systems from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College.