Research and Evaluation

Research and Evaluation


The GRYD Research & Evaluation team, lead by Denise C. Herz, Ph.D. and Molly Kraus, MPL, was created in 2015 as an external, university-based research team designed to bridge research and practice and inform GRYD programming as it continues to grow. The purpose of the GRYD Research & Evaluation Team is:

  • to maintain the GRYD Database and provide training to support data collection efforts among GRYD providers, and
  • to evaluate the effectiveness of GRYD programming and inform practices over time.

The Team is based at California State University, Los Angeles and is housed under the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services—Wellness, Education, and Research Center. The GRYD Research & Evaluation Team has produced several evaluation reports and is currently disseminating its research findings through the GRYD Research Brief Series.

The GRYD Research Brief Series and links to all previous evaluation reports can be accessed here.