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Health Education

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
August 28, 2017

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Marc D. Clark, PhD • *** Tewkesbury Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20012• 202-***-**** (Mobile)

Experienced leadership and effective teaming for dynamic organizational change


Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Education Leadership and Special Education, College of Education, Howard University, Washington, D. C., 2005

Doctor of Philosophy, Education, American University, School of Education, Washington, D. C., 2004

Master of Science, School/Community Health, Howard University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Recreation, Washington, D. C., 1998

Bachelor of Science, Personnel Administration and Organizational Development, General Motors Institute, Flint, MI, 1980


Administration for Children and Families

Senior Program Analyst

2015 - 2017

Program Manager, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program

2010 - 2015

ICF, International

Fairfax, VA

Manager, Health Policy

2008 - 2009

District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, D. C.

Director, Health Operations

2006 - 2008

Project Director, HIV/AIDS Education Program

2005 - 2006

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute,

Upper School, Washington, D. C.

Transition Education Specialist

2003 - 2005

Intervention Coordinator

2001 - 2003

Program Coordinator

2000 - 2001

District of Columbia Public Schools,

Washington, D. C.

Special Assistant for Health Education

Comprehensive School Health Program

1993 -1998

Program Coordinator

HIV/AIDS Education Program

1991 -1993

Indiana Department of Education,

Indianapolis, IN

Coordinator, Youth at Risk for HIV Infection, HIV/AIDS Education Program

1989 - 1991

Student National Medical Association

Washington, D. C.

National Office Coordinator

1983 - 1986


Dr. Clark directed a federal program office serving 59 states and territories. He has served as a Project Director on federally funded health projects and directed school health promotion programs and offices in a large urban school district. He has been involved in program design, evaluation, and intervention activities as facets of public health policy, promotion and prevention project work since 1989. These projects have served all ages, spanning from home visiting for promoting “infant mental health” among first-time Latina moms to school district-wide professional development in support of HIV prevention. Following his work leading the Student National Medical Association, he joined the Indiana Department of Education’s HIV prevention program, which was supported by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent School Health (DASH) cooperative agreement. As an HIV/AIDS educator in Indiana he had statewide responsibility for serving out-of-school youth with the Indiana Department of Education for two years. Dr. Clark joined the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) HIV/AIDS Education Program in 1991 serving as a teacher trainer, technical assistance provider, evaluator, and Project Coordinator. He assumed the position of Special Assistant for Comprehensive School Health Education (CSHE) at DCPS from 1993 to 1998 while completing graduate work at Howard University in school and community health. As a Lecturer at the Howard University Department of Health he addressed chronic disease prevention and health promotion. He developed the University’s first Men’s Health course offered as an elective in the College of Arts and Science. In 1998, CDC selected him as a National Consultant on African Americans and AIDS to advise the agency on national policy and strategic planning.

Other agencies and organizations have identified, selected, and recruited Clark for leadership and analytical roles involving school and community health and education policy. In leadership roles, he assumed the Program Director position for the HIV/AIDS Education Program at DCPS in September 2005. He directed the DCPS cooperative agreement with CDC-DASH in that capacity. Dr. Clark was elevated to Director of Health Operations for DCPS in 2007. In analytical roles, in 1999, the Aspen Institute named him the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholar and he served as a policy research associate with their Non Profit Sector Research Fund. In 2001, as a Sasakawa Young Leadership Fellow, Dr. Clark presented and published Exploring the Foundations of Social Justice and Health Research, a paper on equity in translating and disseminating health research. During his doctoral studies, he served as Research Assistant to the Dean of the American University, School of Education, Teaching, and Health (AU-SETH). He received a Hurst Fellowship to support each year of doctoral studies. At the end of doctoral studies, in 2004, he accepted a post-doctoral fellowship on Special Education Leadership with the Howard University School of Education. He also served as the “Health Educator in Residence,” at the American University-School of Education, Teaching, and Health (SETH) in 2006 and 2007. He developed teaching and training materials targeting K-12 teachers, administrators, and policy makers while advising the District of Columbia policy makers on adopting curriculum standards.

At DCPS, Dr. Clark directed professional development supporting evidence-based curricula for school adoption (e.g., Making A Difference: An Abstinence Based Approach to HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Making Proud Choices). He was responsible for negotiating partnerships with a range of youth serving agencies and organizations including abstinence-focused CBOs as well as those serving Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) youths. Dr. Clark was an active member with CDC’s Joint Working Group on GLBTQ issues. Also, under his leadership, the DCPS HIV/AIDS Education Program joined a national collaborative with the American Psychological Association designed to improve training and strategic planning to address sexual minority teen issues.

Dr. Clark planned and convened numerous policy roundtables for the District of Columbia Board of Education, DC government, and served as a member of state commissions in Indiana. He has organized and convened roundtables of foreign professionals, medical educators, physicians, public health researchers, nurses, addictions counselors, and teachers in his work with HIV prevention in Washington, DC. As a liaison to the American Lung Association, Dr. Clark was featured in the American Cancer society’s PSA campaign promoting the 1-800-QUIT line. He represented DCPS on DC Primary Care Association medical home planning committees and on the DC Assembly on School Health Board of Directors. Additionally, as a consultant to DCPS, he drafted Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant applications for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) targeting health care workforce development. He also assisted with reviewing HCOP grant applications in several grant cycles.

Dr. Clark has consistently demonstrated skill as a speaker, presenter, negotiator, and evaluator. He delivered papers in settings ranging from the International Forum on Social Justice and Social Exclusion (2001) at the Ralph Bunch International Center at Howard University (HU) to the National Council on Equity’s Annual Meeting (2006), and annual gatherings of substance abuse professionals with the DC Department of Health’s Addictions Prevention and Recovery Administration (APRA).

Clark had chief responsibility for evaluation of project outcomes and teacher training while he directed the CDC cooperative agreements from 1991-1993 and 1993 - 1998 supporting DCPS school health programs. He has designed numerous evaluation studies and used data collection for both formative and summative assessments of social and human service programs, teacher professional development and in-service training, and planned public health interventions. Clark has designed program evaluations and employed SMART objectives in project designs for CDC-DASH. He has organized numerous qualitative data collection efforts using focus group and interview techniques to support training and technical assistance planning and delivery.

In 2008 at ICF Macro, he directed a team that evaluated the initial effectiveness of immunization programs conducted by state and local health departments to vaccinate adults at risk for Hepatitis B infection. Also, he assessed a health information model designed with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) employing provider training and patient education media from Additionally, in August 2008, Dr. Clark was part of a team of experts from ICF Macro pursuing the national evaluation of pregnancy prevention approaches proposed by the HHS, Administration for Children and Families (ACYF). Clark was responsible for proposal development establishing an advisory panel of national experts, and for recruiting and negotiating teaming with all partners. He was also the proposed Lead of the Training and Technical Guidance Team for the ACYF project. In 2009, he served as Principal Investigator for a study of turnaround senior high schools in Washington, DC sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

From 2010 to 2017, Dr. Clark served as Program Manager and Senior Program Analyst for the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) program at the Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children Youth and Families (ACYF) Family and Youth Services Bureau. The APP program administers mandatory and discretionary pregnancy prevention programs from seven funding streams including Personal Responsibility Education Programs (PREP) and Title V State Abstinence. APP, supported by the Affordable Care Act, served over 173 grantees with a total award amount of $130 million in 2016. Dr. Clark managed a team of program specialists and Contracting Officer Representative (CORs) who guided projects and administered training and technical assistance activities as well services to grantees and sub awardees through national contractors. One key contract was a $12 million multisite national program evaluation designed to gather grantee performance data as well as outcome impact data using rigorous evaluation methodology.

Project Experience

ACF Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program

Key Accomplishments

oDirected staff of 6 specialists and contractors responsible for 173 grants in six funding streams

oOversight for $12 million program evaluation with contractors and with the ACF Office of Planning Research and Evaluation. Result: disseminated findings and integrated performance measurement for integrating continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes into grantee programs.

oServed as Lead on the American Journal of Public Health Special Journal Project featuring 15 writing teams and 12 manuscripts under various stages of review

oRepresented APP at expert panel summit convened by the WISE coalition, a 10-state initiative with foundation supports (from the Broad and Ford Foundations)

oCo-Founder of HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordination Programs’ Collaborative work group operating from 2012 to 2016 and including: HRSA, OAH, CDC-DRH, CDC-DASH, and IHS

oLed HHS Program Collaborative effort to convene joint workshop at annual meeting on sustainability with Advocates for Youth, grantees, CDC, and OAH colleagues. Result: engaged 25 participants in activities and assessment of their organizations’ sustainability strategies.

oPlanned and coordinated Grantees’ Breakout “Un-Conference” and plenary panels serving 325 registrants attending 2016 HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention grantee conference, “Connecting the Dots: Collaborating to Achieve Lasting Impacts for Youth”, July 19-21, 2016, Baltimore, MD

ICF Macro Public Health Project

Key Accomplishments:

oAssisted in implementing, analyzing, and reporting of program evaluation data collection for a project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) examining provider/patient health communications model in a federally qualified health center (FQHC)

oIn December 2008 Dr. Clark and the ICF Team successfully won the solicitation for a national study of adult hepatitis B vaccination programs sponsored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), and CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (CDC/DVH).

oConducted an evaluation study of CDC-supported adult Hepatitis B vaccine programs administered by 69 jurisdictions (63 state, territorial, and 6 city health departments).

oDirected the development and administration of an online survey for local health departments participating in CDC's Adult Hepatitis B Vaccine program in coordination with the CDC, Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

HIV Prevention/Health Education

Key Accomplishments:

oSchool Health Programs To Prevent Serious Health Problems and Improve Educational Outcomes, DC Public Schools LEA (Local Education Agency), 2005-2008. Dr. Clark was responsible for administration and leadership of the HIV/AIDS Education Program and served as liaison for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Division of Adolescent School Health (DASH) cooperative agreement with the local education agency (LEA).

oClark conceptualized and implemented planning for system wide school-based health promotion and surveillance data collection as Director of the HIV/AIDS Education Program and Regional Coordinator for the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). Result: Collaboration with health department set the stage for school based STD screening in local senior high schools.

oClark coordinated the adaptation of the local YRBS instrument to begin including survey items on sexual minority youths in 2007. Result: DC was among the early local jurisdictions to adopt GLBT items.

oDr. Clark assisted the Local Education Agency with promulgation of statewide standards for health education adopted by the newly established DC State Board of Education in December 2007. Result: Popularized the use of health behavioral data among participating charter schools.

oSchool Health Programs To Prevent Serious Health Problems and Improve Educational Outcomes, DC Public Schools SEA (State Education Agency) 1993-1998. Clark developed and chaired the CSHP Linkages and Resources Committee, a citywide coalition of universities, community based organizations, private voluntary organizations, advocacy groups, local, and federal agencies.

K-12 Urban Education/Special Education

Key Accomplishments:

oDoubled the number of middle and senior high school special education students included (“mainstreamed”) in regular education classes and the capacity of faculty to accommodate their needs in three high poverty schools.

oLead early childhood home visiting program (Project TAPESTRY) and coordinated all training, field services, analyses, and data collection with Parent Coaches.

oClark was the field and clinical manager for a staff of “Parent Coaches” in coordination with the Catholic Charities, Providence Hospital and the Perry Family Health Center. Findings for the project were presented at the 2004 Early Head Start Conference and the Zero to Three National Training Institute. Result: Increased capacity of hospital nurses to recruit mothers to action research projects


Martin, SL, Ashley, OS, White, LB, Axelson, S, Clark, MD., Burrus, B. "Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care into School-Based Programs" Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of School Health. (2017)

Clark, Marc, “How State Grantees Planned and Implemented Programs State PREP Performance Measures of Structure, Cost, and Support for Implementation” Research Brief. ACF/ACYF. 2014

Coordinated the FYSB APP evaluation team’s development of the following reports:

The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP): Launching a Nationwide Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Effort October 25, 2013

Focusing on the Boys: Implementing Wise Guys in Davenport, Iowa February 11, 2016

Adapting an Evidence-based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: Implementing Reducing the Risk in Kentucky December 14, 2015

Designing an Impact Study of Four Selected Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

May 21, 2015

Design for an Impact Study of Four PREP Programs January 28, 2015

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