Erik Sanson is the Fund’s intern for research and evaluation for 2018-19, supporting activities related to foundation evaluation, focusing on collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data that help to highlight program accomplishments and assess organizational effectiveness. Mr. Sanson is a second year M.P.H. student at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and received his bachelor of science in evolutionary biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. Prior to starting his master’s program, he was an associate research specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, where he developed health equity toolkits for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program; used various datasets to analyze smoking rates within different populations; and created and implemented program evaluation activity trackers that established and communicated program goals to team members. Over the summer of 2018, he was a research intern at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he analyzed over 1,000 patient medical files to collect information on social determinants and disease outcomes.