Annemarie Charlesworth, MA, is a Program Evaluator and Research Specialist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) National Center of Excellence (CoE) in Women's Health and the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS). Annemarie has designed and conducted extensive evaluations of CoE programs and has provided evaluation technical assistance to academic-community partnerships throughout the country that are focused on improving women's health. Working with IHPS Director Dr. Claire Brindis, Annemarie has spent the last several years evaluating the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship, conducted by the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California, which aims to eliminate health disparities in underserved communities through the training of journalists reporting on health in those communities.
Prior to joining the CoE and IHPS as a program evaluator, Annemarie was the project director for a NIH funded research study examining the impact of television on children's risk-taking behaviors, also conducted at UCSF. In addition, she has worked extensively in the area of tobacco control, co-authoring and publishing peer-reviewed articles and providing invited, expert testimony for enacting clean indoor air policies in New York City and Honolulu, HI. Annemarie has Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.