Louise Q. van der Does, Ph.D.
Dr. van der Does leads a team in conducting original research with data from The Center for Innovative GYN Care, Holy Cross Hospital, and patient questionnaire surveys. Dr. van der Does has over 15 years of experience as a researcher and statistical analyst. Her methodological research focuses on developing innovative statistical approaches, and productive partnerships between clinicians, researchers, and patients.
Outside academia, Dr. van der Does has held several Research Director positions. As the Director of Research at Fight Crime; Invest in Kids, she evaluated studies on the long-term crime prevention impact of investments in children and synthesized the data in well-publicized reports for policy makers. At the Department of Homeland Security, she synthesized data from multiple sources for prosecutorial efforts and was twice honored for Outstanding Service in the Public Sector.
She holds a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, with a concentration in Statistics, and a Master of Science in Justice, Law and Society, both from American University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.