Immaculate Apchemengich is a researcher and doctoral candidate in Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus on Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. At AMTC & Associates, she provides research and evaluation support to AMTC associates and clients. She is also responsible for quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, performance measurement, and assisting with instrument design and report writing.
Apchemengich joined AMTC as an intern and is now a full-time associate. She has gained significant hands-on experience in program evaluation and report writing while working on the evaluation of multiple Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs. She also applies previous work experiences to her work at AMTC, including work on two NIH-funded projects. The first was a randomized control trial (ReStart) that examined the efficacy of a behavioral intervention to reduce repeat STDs among at-risk populations in Milwaukee; the second was a descriptive study with the UW-Milwaukee Self-Management Science Center. In these projects, Apchemengich conducted data collection, data management, and analysis using SAS and SPSS.
Apchemengich brings other skills to AMTC including facilitation of both group and individual education sessions using motivational interviewing (for the evidence-based Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program at UW-Milwaukee); development of educational materials through the review and synthesis of health education program development literature; and charting and analysis of data (UWM ACHA) to inform health services planning.
Apchemengich earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has received formal training in courses on community and behavioral health promotion such as Program Planning and Implementation, Program Evaluation, Survey Research Methods, Principles of Community Intervention Research, Applied Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods, and Qualitative Methods in Health Research. Apchemengich is an active member of the American Public Health Association and the International Union for Health Promotion and Health Education.