Dr. Maysaa Alobaidi is a Manager of Research & Evaluation at the Office of Science, Policy, and Society Programs. In this role, she supports the Deputy Chief Program Officer in gathering, analyzing, and reporting research and evaluation data to contribute to AAAS strategic planning, business goals and overall mission. She designs and manages program evaluation projects, advises AAAS staff on evaluation methods and approaches, provides guidance on the development of short, medium, and long-term outcome and impact indicators, develops and conducts surveys, interviews, and statistical analysis, and develops reports, dashboards, and presentations to support project leaders in implementing evidence-based strategic plans and demonstrating impact.
Prior to joining AAAS, she worked at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop, manage, and evaluate several programs to support the training, career development, and transition of post-baccalaureate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows. Prior to that, she worked at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation to lead need assessments and develop training programs to support global health practitioners and enhance their career readiness.
Maysaa holds a Ph.D. from University of Arizona in Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcomes Research, with a minor in public administration and policy. Her graduate research focused on studying the prevalence and causes of medication errors, and on assessing the impact of psychosocial work conditions on health outcomes. Her areas of expertise include outcomes and policy research, program evaluation and assessment, workforce development, survey instrument development and validation, advanced statistical analysis and economic modeling.