Shardae Osuna, MSW
Program Administrator, Evaluation & Improvement
SC CTSI Role
Ms. Osuna plans, designs, and manages evaluation projects across the range of SC CTSI functions, driving the institute’s data-driven effectiveness. Through meticulous program administration, she facilitates continuous quality improvement while upholding principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Among other evaluation projects designed to streamline, automate, and accelerate data-driven decision-making, Ms. Osuna manages the institute’s annual Scientific Achievement Survey to assess productivity and research impact of research PIs supported by SC CTSI. She contributes to strategic planning, team management, and national collaboration, all aimed at advancing SC CTSI’s commitment to impactful research and improved health outcomes. Ms. Osuna also co-coordinates the Engagement and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (E & DEIB) Champions Committee at SC CTSI.
Ms. Osuna brings a wealth of expertise in tailoring program evaluations to yield actionable insights for those who benefit. With over 12 years of research and evaluation experience, Ms. Osuna has led variety of evaluation projects in public health, non-profit, and academic settings centered on community development, social justice, and health equity. Ms. Osuna serves as an advisory committee member for Los Angeles Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgement of Institutional Racism (L.A. REPAIR), the city’s first participatory budget pilot program. She holds both a BA in Psychology and Sociology and a MSW with a focus on social policy and evaluation from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
Advocating against anti-Black racism, real estate investing, working out at the gym, reading, taking the dogs Rosie’s Dog Beach