Jeffrey Desmarais, MA

Research and Evaluation Scientist/Manager of Partnership Development


Jeffrey (Jeff) Desmarais (He/Him/His) is a Research and Evaluation Scientist and the Manager of Partnership Development at the Institute for Community Health.

His work at ICH focuses on evaluation, quality improvement and research with agencies and communities across Massachusetts. He primarily works on teen pregnancy prevention, self-defense research, substance abuse prevention and HIV/AIDs. Before joining ICH, Jeff worked on evaluations and research for a community health coalition in Worcester, MA as well as a network of community-based organizations in Holyoke, MA. In addition to research and evaluation, he has worked on various community projects including community gardens, youth programs and community organizing.

Jeff received both his BA in International Development and Social Change and his MA in Community Development and Planning from Clark University in Worcester, MA.