Community Research, Evaluation & Development (CRED)


Community, Research, Evaluation & Development (CRED)

The Community Research, Evaluation & Development (CRED) team conducts high-quality, culturally responsive, community-based research and evaluation that promotes the health and well-being of families and individuals throughout the Southwest.


CRED brings together faculty, staff, and students with expertise in evaluation, research design, data analysis and visualization, and community engagement. The team is multidisciplinary, with professionals coming together from a wide array of backgrounds — psychology, education, public health, sociology, geography — to align innovative evaluation and research with the work of community partners. 

Our Mission

The goal is to be a resource and partner to the diverse communities and organizations through quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation, drawing on expertise in survey, interview and focus-group methodology as well as sophisticated quantitative and geospatial analysis techniques. For years, CRED has been committed to working on the ground with partners across Arizona, including tribes, state and local governments, justice systems, schools and non-profit agencies. The primary focus is to generate accessible, actionable information that CRED’s community partners can use to support their program and policy decision-making. 



This page offers a curated selection of evaluation resources highly recommended by our team.


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Product Examples

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Understanding the needs of the Arizona community to maximize our impact now and in the future.

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