Fetterman & Associates provide a variety of specialized evaluation services in health. They include:

  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Medical Education
  • Native American Tribal Health Issues
  • Children and Family Services

Fetterman & Associates also address suicide prevention issues and related mental health assessment concerns.


Tobacco Prevention

Medical Education







“Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, November 2014).  The annual health care costs in Arkansas directly caused by smoking is $1.21 billion, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (2015).  The tobacco industry spends over $119 million marketing tobacco in Arkansas. 


Medical schools continually evolve their curricula to keep students abreast of advances in basic, translational, and clinical sciences.  To provide feedback to educators, critical evaluation of the effectiveness of these curricular changes is necessary.


Fetterman & Associates monitor and assess agency and grantee performance in the following CDC areas:

Area 1: Eliminate Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
Area 2: Preventing Initiation Among Youth and Young Adults 
Area 3: Promoting Quitting Among Youth and Adults
Area 4: Addressing Disparities




Fetterman & Associates evaluate:

  • Pre-clinical courses
  • Clerkships
  • Scholarly Concentrations
  • PGY-1 - Residency Directors
  • Mentor Programs



Dear Dr. Fetterman,

It was great to meet you this week in Arkansas.  I really enjoyed your presentations.  You helped make all the calculations and data gathering more practical and functional for me.  All the personal examples and stories about your experience made your presentation excellent.  I will look forward to any future meetings that you conduct for MISRGO.


Joey Hinson

Project Director

Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Research Grant Office

University of Arkanas at Pine Bluff





(Stanford University School of Medicine)

Dear David,

Your evaluation efforts have been a monumental contribution to our educating and guiding these wonderful young men and women who desire to be the best doctors they can be. So the very least I can say is many thanks for your very meaningful efforts on behalf of our medical students!!! Very much appreciated!!!

Professor Oscar Salvatierra
Advising Dean
School of Medicine


Fetterman, D.M., Delaney, L., Triana-Tremain B. and Evans-Lee, M. (2015).  “Empowerment Evaluation and Evaluation Capacity Building in a 10-Year Tobacco Prevention Initiative.  In Fetterman, D.M., Kaftarian, S. and Wandersman, A. (ed.) Empowerment Evaluation:  Knowledge and Tools for Self-assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.



Fetterman, D.M., Dietz, J., and Gesundheit, N. (2010).  Empowerment evaluation:  A collaborative approach to evaluating and transforming a medical school curriculum.  Academic Medicine, 85(5):813-820.

Fetterman, D.M. (2009).  Empowerment evaluation at the Stanford University School of Medicine:  Using a critical friend to improve the clerkship experience.  Ensaio:  Avaliacao e Politicas Ppublicas em Educacao.  Rio de Janeiro, 17(63):197-204.

Dr. Fetterman also jointly published an article in JAMA that received national attention, ranging from ABC to CNN and a variety of major media outlets throughout the country.  The article highlights Medical School Deans' views concerning the paucity of LGBT-related material in medical curriculum. 

Obedin-Maliver, J., Goldsmith, E.S., Stewart, L., White, W., Tran, E., Brenman, S., Wells,M., Fetterman, D.M., Garcia, G., Lunn, M.R. (2011). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-Related Content in Undergraduate Medical Education. JAMA, 306(9):971-977.  This article is having an impact on medical school curriculum throughout the United State.

Fetterman, D.M (2009). Rushing my son to surgery has me following in my father's footsteps. Stanford Report.



Additional health-related evaluations include:

Native American Tribal Health Issues

Suicide Prevention