Amanda Tyler joined the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition (PHI CWN) in 2022 as a Research Scientist supporting school-based wellness initiatives, tribal- and racial-equity-focused evaluation, and state and regional SNAP-Ed evaluations. As a researcher, Amanda is passionate about using transformative mixed-methods to advance equity in public health practices.
Amanda comes to PHI CWN with a wealth of experience in equitable MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) practices. Prior to joining PHI CWN, she was a Senior Evaluation Associate for an Atlanta-based consulting firm specializing in providing culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) to a diverse group of clients including philanthropic, nonprofit, and government organizations. Amanda also served as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). While at ARC, she specialized in creating efficient evaluation tools to identify technical assistance opportunities for the county and nonprofit partners providing services to the region’s older adult population and those living with disabilities. Amanda was also a member of the Translation and Evaluation Team in the Physical Activity and Health Branch (PAHB) in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working to synthesize and translate research and provide technical assistance to grantees and partner organizations working to promote physical activity.
Amanda earned her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology from Georgia State University School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College. Her passion for health and advancing health equity has been the driving force for her career over the last 10 years. In her free time, Amanda enjoys staying active through different sports and going on walks through the city with her rescue dog.