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Anna Savu has over 25 years of experience in social science evaluation, counseling, clinical psychology, and college-level teaching. She is a Project Director and Principal Investigator at the MIMH. She specializes in conducting process and outcome evaluations in the area of mental health, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. Her interests and skills include evaluation design development, measures development and project management. She has evaluated numerous evidence-based treatment and prevention programs and as a project principal investigator, she is responsible for all scientific, financial and ethical aims of the project. Savu has evaluated numerous projects, including a statewide evaluation of a school-based substance abuse prevention program, nation-wide evaluation of a substance abuse and HIV/AIDS treatment programs and evaluation of a transitional counseling program. She works with various organizations, communities and challenging populations. She has served a full term with the STL HIV/AIDS Services Planning Council as a Mental Health Adviser.
The SPIRIT project is a school-based substance abuse prevention program sponsored by the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH). The Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) conducts an annual process and outcome evaluation of the SPIRIT program.
The Transitional Counseling Program is directed toward adolescents living in St. Louis who have an identified issue with substance use. This evidence-based program created by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis Area (NCADA) aims to determine whether the program is reducing youth substance use and building knowledge about substance use among youth and their caregivers.
MIMH has provided program evaluation services to agencies in the community, statewide and nationally for the past 40 years. With expertise in both process and outcome evaluation, MIMH has worked hand-in-hand with organizations to improve program services and assess program effectiveness.