Bridget Dougherty, Mph

Bridget Dougherty serves as the Managing Director of Research Programs for FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women and is responsible for managing the research and scholarship operations of the FOCUS program. Bridget earned her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master’s of Public Health degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has an array of experience including non-profit program management, research, and evaluation. Bridget’s research skills were honed at Penn’s Center for Mental Health where she worked closely with an interdisciplinary team to link evaluations and research findings with policy decisions and program implementation. As a member of this team, Bridget managed system transformation initiatives. Prior to joining the FOCUS team, Bridget developed the evaluation arm of Drexel’s Department of Population Health Management, where she designed and executed evaluations to inform the improvement of services for Drexel Medicine primary care patients. Bridget has designed and implemented mixed-methods research protocols and evaluations in partnership with service providers, community organizations, and local and state governments and she has presented research and evaluation findings regionally and nationally.