Julien Kouame

Assoc State Specialist
Extension Specialist, Program Development & Evaluation
Phone: 616-617-6686
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Kouamé is an Extension Specialist for Program Development and Evaluation at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham. He provides state‐wide evaluation leadership to UNH Cooperative Extension program development.

Dr. Kouamé is a member of the American Evaluation Association since 2006. He earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from Manchester University; a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University; and a Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation from Western Michigan University. 

Previously, Dr. Kouamé was Health Communication Specialist at Grady Hospital (Atlanta, GA), Research Assistant at the CDC malaria branch in Atlanta, GA. and Research Manager in the Community Research Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy (Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan).  He was responsible for the evaluations of the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaboration (ELNC) and the LINC Community Revitalization funded by W.K. Kellogg and evaluation advisor for the Kent County Community Transformation Grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Dr. Kouamé speaks and writes on diverse research and evaluation topics at conferences and university.

Selected Publications and presentations include:

  • Rowe, A. K.., Kouamé, J. et al. (2012). Trends in Health Worker Performance after Implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Strategy in Benin. Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • Kouamé, J. (2010). Using Readability Tests to Improve the Accuracy of Evaluation Documents Intended for Low-Literate Participants. Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation 6(14), 132-139.
  • Kouamé, J. (2010, November). Alternative Approach to Success Case Method. Paper Presented at the 2010 American Evaluation Association conference in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Kouamé, J. (2008, November). Using Readability Tests to Improve the Accuracy of Evaluation Documents Intended for Low-Literate Participants. Paper Presented at the 2008 American Evaluation Association conference in San Denver, Colorado.
  • Kouamé, J., Ayyad, F. (2007, November). Evaluation of African American Religious Communities Involvement in HIV/AIDS Awareness Programs. Paper Presented at the 2007 American Evaluation Association conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
  1. Steinhardt, L., Onikpo, F., Kouamé, J., Piercefield, E., Lama, M., Deming, M., Rowe, A., (2015). Predictors of health worker performance after Integrated Management of Childhood Illness training in Benin: A cohort study. BMC Health Services Research. 15:276  doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0910-4
  2. Kouamé, J. (In Progress). Adequacy and Validity of Health Evaluation in the Context of Developing Countries. The American Journal of Evaluation
  3. Kouamé, J. (In Progress). A Guideline for Constructing a Cross Institutional Evaluation Checklist. The American Journal of Evaluation.
  4. Rowe, A. K.., Kouamé, J. et al. (2012). Trends in Health Worker Performance after Implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Strategy in Benin. Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  5. Kouamé, J. (2010). Using Readability Tests to Improve the Accuracy of Evaluation Documents Intended for Low-Literate Participants. Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation 6(14), 132-139

Education

  • Ph.D., Measurement & Research, Western Michigan University