Dr. Ahmadi-Montecalvo is the Associate Vice President of Research and Evaluation at Unite Us, where she leads evaluation efforts to measure the value of social care investments. Dr. Ahmadi-Montecalvo has extensive experience in the application and use of quantitative and qualitative methodology in behavioral health, and social science broadly. Her research focuses on the social drivers of health and health inequities, with a particular interest in issues explaining factors within the social and built environment that affect the lives of vulnerable population groups.
She has 20 years of experience in program evaluation, and social and behavioral health research working with local, state, and a number of federal government clients, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Department of Labor (DoL); the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Dr. Ahmadi-Montecalvo is also a part-time faculty at Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washing University where she teaches public health courses. She holds a Master’s of Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology and Community Health from Brown University, and a PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from West Virginia University, School of Public Health.