About ICF

Marnie House

Director, Research Science
Marnie is an expert in research science with nearly 20 years of experience.

Marnie has nearly 20 years of experience in applying research, evaluation, and social science principles and practices in public health, health care, and community health. She also has experience in program development, working with both public and private sector clients and their grantees. Marnie conceptualizes mixed-method process, impact, and outcome evaluation designs; develops logic models and programmatic flow diagrams to guide evaluations; performs quantitative and qualitative analyses; develops, tests, and administers survey instruments; provides evaluation training and technical assistance, and writes evaluation products and presentations to disseminate findings and provide actionable recommendations for different audiences.

Marnie specializes in mixed-method approaches, using theoretical frameworks to guide research inquiry, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of evaluated programs and interventions. She has a wide array of public health and health education expertise, with a focus on population-based management of chronic disease, preventive services, care management models and delivery system redesign, community clinical linkages, quality improvement, and health disparities. She has led projects focused on breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer survivorship, colorectal cancer, oral health, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis. Marnie has worked with populations including older Americans, tribal elders, Hispanic and Latino Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and people with disabilities.

  • Ed.D., Health Education and Behavioral Science, Columbia University, 2010
  • M.P.H., Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, 2006
  • B.S., Health Promotion, Curtin University of Technology, 2001
  • Losby, J., Osuji, T., House, M., Davis, R., Boyce, S., Greenberg, M., et al., (2015). Value of a facilitated quality improvement initiative on cardiovascular disease risk: findings from an evaluation of the Aggressively Treating Global Cardiometabolic Risk Factors to Reduce Cardiovascular Events (AT GOAL). Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 21 (5), pg 963-970.
  • Losby, J., House, M., Osuji, T., O’Dell, S., Mirambeau, A., Elmi, J., et al. (2015). Initiatives to enhance primary care delivery: Two examples from the field. Health Service Research and Epidemiology, 2, 1–9.
  • Brady, T., Murphy, L., O’Colmain, B., Beauchesne, D., Daniels, B., Greenberg, M., House, M., et al. (2013). A meta-analysis of health status, health behaviors, and health care utilization outcomes of the chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP). Preventing Chronic Disease, 10(1), 1–14.