Rebecca Gillam

Assistant Director
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Rebecca Gillam, M.S.W., Ph.D., is an Assistant Director with the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships & Research. Dr. Gillam has over 15 years of social service experience, including direct services, project management, and evaluation. She has facilitated and evaluated interagency collaboration at the national, state, and local levels, primarily in the area of early childhood. Dr. Gillam has conducted both qualitative and quantitative evaluations designed to support ongoing quality improvements in service delivery through effective interagency collaboration. Her dissertation, Predictors of Interagency Coordination in Early Childhood, examined data from 10 local interagency teams across 4 states. She currently serves as the Principal Investigator on the Delivering Change – Healthy Start initiative in Geary County, Kansas, a community collaborative model to reduce infant mortality, and the Kickapoo Project LAUNCH evaluation, a community-based early childhood systems development project. Dr. Gillam was part of the team that developed Lemonade for Life, a curriculum designed to teach professionals how to use the ACEs research to build hope and resilience in families.