Margaret (Maggie) Wilkin, MPH, is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition. Maggie brings strong project management skills with experience in planning a diverse portfolio of projects from conception to completion. She also has extensive experience working with vulnerable communities and evaluating PSEs and community coalitions and partnerships in addition to direct education and social marketing interventions.
Maggie has 20 years of experience conducting evaluations of a wide variety of studies including community-based public health intervention studies, evaluation of SNAP-Ed programs, WIC redemption data studies, and large-scale analysis of Medicaid data claims. She has served as a lead analyst on food and nutrition-related evaluations including studies funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and Economic Research Service as well as state-funded contracts and foundation grants. Maggie is an experienced data analyst with expertise in advanced statistical methods including multivariate regression modeling, longitudinal data analysis, multi-level modeling, sample size determination and survival analysis. She is passionate about finding creative ways to translate evaluation results for a variety of audiences.
Maggie has co-authored sixteen articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Best Article of 2019 in the Journal of Nutrition and Education Behavior. In her free time, Maggie enjoys quilting and exploring Michigan in her vintage RV.