Brandie Buckless has more than 10 years of experience in public health, community-based participatory research, evaluation, and technical assistance (TA) in partnership with American Indian communities, organizations, and programs. Her experience stems from leading evaluation projects, conducting strategic planning processes, designing performance indicators, and providing TA to partners, stakeholders, and grantees. She is Bitterroot Salish and a first-generation descendant of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Montana.
Buckless has worked on several projects within JBA’s Tribal Evaluation practice area. As a capacity building specialist for the Tribal Evaluation Institute project, she serves as a liaison to tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations. She also provides TA on quantitative performance measurement plans; rigorous program evaluations; data collection, management, and analysis; and continuous quality improvement. She currently supports a process study that uses a community-engaged research approach to engage stakeholders, complete Institutional Review Board and local approval processes, design data collection instruments, collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, and report evaluation findings.
Buckless also has experience partnering with tribes and tribal programs to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control initiatives through her work at the American Indian Cancer Foundation. She received an M.P.H. in community health promotion with a health disparities concentration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.