Lisa Crabtree, MA

Evaluation Researcher and KIP Survey Project Manager


Lisa Crabtree, M.A. is an Evaluation Researcher at REACH. She manages the biennial Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) survey, the state’s largest source of data related to student use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) as well as a number of other risk and protective factors related to potential substance abuse:

She  designs and implements all aspects of various program evaluations, including: creating data collection instruments, constructing logic models, managing survey research, conducting key informant interviews, facilitating focus groups and analyzing and reporting data. Her current primary projects include initiatives in Jefferson County, Shelby County and multiple counties in Northern Kentucky, with efforts variously focused on: improving pedagogical expertise and mathematics achievement; the development of community-based substance abuse prevention resources and programming; the expansion of smoking cessation resources; and, addressing relationship violence among teens.

Lisa earned Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English at Bellarmine University, and studied Intercultural Communications and completed her minor thesis at Växjö University in Växjö, Sweden. During Master’s coursework in sociology at the University of Louisville she concentrated on social determinants of inequity, distress and bereavement. Outside of work, Lisa serves on the board of the Upper Highlands Neighborhood Association. She loves living in that neighborhood with her husband Kyle, their son Will, and daughter Nina.