Webinar - Data Collection during COVID-19 - Part 3 - Conducting Online Focus Groups: Best Practices and Innovations


Part 3: Conducting Online Focus Groups: Best Practices and Innovations


Webinar Date: July 14, 2021

The final webinar of this three-part webinar series will focus on conducting focus groups online. We will review both synchronous and innovative asynchronous options for conducting focus groups virtually and key best practices to ensure high quality data.



Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level prevention practitioners and allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.



Dr. Carol Hagen PictureDr. Carol Hagen, PhD is a senior study director at Westat with over 20 years of experience conducting behavioral health research and evaluation with an emphasis on substance abuse prevention. She has extensive experience in needs assessment and evaluation design, questionnaire development, data collection and analysis, and specializes in qualitative methods. Dr. Hagen is also well-versed in the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and has provided SPF-related training and technical assistance to SAMHSA grantees at national, state/jurisdiction/tribal, and local levels.






Dr. Sandeep Kasat PictureDr. Sandeep Kasat, MBBS, MPH, is a senior epidemiologist at Westat with over 15 years of experience in behavioral health epidemiology, especially as it relates to substance abuse, and using epidemiological data in strategic planning, and decision-making. He leads data analysis and dissemination activities on several projects at Westat. As former director of epidemiology on the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) training and technical assistance contract, he has assisted all CSAP-funded states, jurisdictions, and tribes in using and analyzing data to highlight disparities and at-risk populations, create data-guided plans, select evidence-based strategies, inform policy and decision-making, and monitor and evaluate results to assess progress.





Webinar Recording

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