Dr. Lawson is a senior researcher at Spark Policy Institute with expertise in research and evaluation using qualitative and quantitative methods in real-world and complex settings. Angie’s primary interest is in working across systems and with consumer involvement to improve healthcare access and services for vulnerable populations.
Before joining Spark, Angie was an independent evaluator, and her work included evaluation and research related to improving deaf and hard of hearing consumers’ access to quality behavioral health services, developing recommendations for decreasing maternal mortality, analyzing qualitative data for projects focused on increasing access to and the quality of health care, creating and refining methodologies for measuring the impact of behavioral health services, and much more.
Angie received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Gallaudet University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Administration and Evaluation Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver. Outside of her work at Spark, Angie works as a licensed clinical psychologist with deaf and hard of hearing students, providing direct clinical services and consultation. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.