Victim Researcher Profile

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Jennifer Obinna

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STATE

Minnesota

INSTITUTION

arcadia research & evaluation

TITLE

Senior Consultant

EDUCATION

PhD

DISCIPLINE

Social Work and Public Health

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years

BIO

Dr. Jennifer Obinna has over 20 years of experience in the field of research, evaluation, and strategic planning. While she has worked on hundreds of projects spanning a vast array of topics, her areas of emphasis are in preventing violence against women, reducing racial disparities in the criminal justice system and understanding the merits of culturally-specific programming to promote health and wellness. Dr. Obinna uses an innovative participatory approach in her research, evaluation and strategic planning practice called Technology of Participation (ToPĀ®) that ensures full engagement of diverse stakeholders. Dr. Obinna holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare and Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught research methods and interpersonal violence courses at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.

VICTIMIZATION FOCUS

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Deaf and hard-of-hearing victims, Rural victims

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

Action research, Community-based participatory research, Data collection, Descriptive studies, Ethnography, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quantitative studies, Quasi-experimental studies, Training and/or technical assistance

VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Action research, Community-based participatory research, Data collection, Descriptive studies, Ethnography, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quantitative studies, Quasi-experimental studies, Training and/or technical assistance