What’s the story?
I’ve seen the frustration of researchers who lose funding over low follow-up rates. Coupled with the fact that I’ve seen the amazing effects of valid research and devastating effects of lack of research, I’m compelled to do it.
Prodigy Research contains strategies and trends in the world of tracking research participants in longitudinal studies. We offer a wide variety of information from my background, experience and not-so-obvious resources, for they have all served me well.
What’s your gig?
My experience in follow-up research came through my work for the University of Colorado from 1999 – 2006. During this time I created a system for locating illicit drug users after a 4 – 13 year hiatus from our program, which resulted in our program locating over 82% of our past participants. Take a look at the report to learn more about the study.
After I moved back to Minnesota, I started Prodigy Research to help out research studies struggling with high attrition rates.
Do you only work with research studies?
No! We’re open to help out in any situation where the “searchers” and the “searched” both benefit.
What experience do you have?
I’ve had the privilege of training and consulting with great people from a variety of organizations, including the following:
- National Institute of Drug Abuse: Clinical Trials Network - Speaker at “Recruitment, Retention, and Return for Follow-up” workshops in Albuquerque and Gaithersburg. Maryland.
- University of Colorado Project Safe - Trained outreach workers throughout Colorado and Ukraine in follow-up techniques with longitudinal research participants.
- OMNI Research and Training – Trained organization in follow-up techniques with longitudinal research participants.
- Peer Assistance Services - Trained organization in follow-up techniques with longitudinal research participants.
- Kansas City Free Health Clinic – Trained organization in follow-up techniques with longitudinal research participants.
- The Improve Group – Ongoing consultation for the Minnesota Youth in Transition Database (MNYTD) project. The Improve Group will track people aging out of foster care for five years.
- 2012 American Evaluation Association Conference – Panel Speaker for the session “Longitudinal Studies: Getting the Data You Need and Working With the Data You’ve Got.”
If you’d like to know more about how I can help, I’d love the opportunity to chat with you.