Dr. Parke Wilde
Increasing Efficiencies with School Food Procurement for USDA Foods Among Large, Urban School Districts in the United States
Program Evaluation, Food Policy, Survey Research Methods, and Health Equity
Reece Lyerly is a doctoral candidate in food systems and public health who seeks to collect reliable data and disseminate meaningful results that inform and empower community-based organizations to advocate for policy and systems changes. His dissertation research examines the role of USDA commodities in school meal programs to support low-cost, high nutritional quality meals. During his time at Friedman, he also worked as an evaluator with the National LGBT Cancer Network, conducting a national survey of LGBTQ+ cancer survivors and advocating for the adoption of SOGI measures on public health surveillance systems. Moreover, he also taught courses in survey research and program evaluation for the Tufts MPH program. Upon graduation, Reece seeks to continue his work as a cross-disciplinary program evaluator, whether in an academic, philanthropic, or research setting, with a focus on advancing health equity for all populations.
OUT: The National Cancer Survey Evaluation Report