About Us

About Us

NU-PEL is an interdisciplinary lab comprised of faculty and student teams conducting evaluation research on what is or is not successful in various community programs that leads to healthier communities and enhances the lives of those living within them. The lab is a collaboration of the Institute on Health Equity and Social Justice Research in Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the Institute on Race and Justice in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The overall vision of NU-PEL is to build a community-academic partnership to improve our communities and the well-being of the people living in them through the use of evaluation research. This is accomplished by bringing together expertise and resources to advance the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation through research, education, and service.

Welcome to Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab.

NU-PEL’s Aims Are Threefold

  • To build collaborations and share evaluation knowledge and expertise across Northeastern University’s colleges
  • To train undergraduate and graduate students in the techniques of program evaluation through a wide-array of experiential learning opportunities
  • To provide evaluation and consultative services to Greater Boston area community organizations with the mission of improving the health, well being, and safety of the people impacted by these organizations

NU-PEL’s team has over 20 years of professional program evaluation experience utilizing a mixed-method, community-involved approach. Collectively, they have received funding from national, state, and local agencies including SAMHSA, NIJ, U.S. Department of Justice, NIH, NIMH, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and Boston Public Health Commission.