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Amy Cardenas

Senior Research Associate

Amy Cardenas, M.A.


(919) 962-8616
590 Manning Drive, , CB# 7595, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Amy Cardenas, M.A., is a public health researcher with twenty years of experience. She has expertise in advanced qualitative data analysis and data collection. She is highly skilled in the planning and implementation of public health projects. Ms. Cardenas has collected data, conducted assessments, and analyzed data for projects on health, program evaluation, HIV, substance abuse, and homelessness. In September of 2019, Ms. Cardenas joined the Center for Medication Optimization (CMO) as a Senior Research Associate.

Ms. Cardenas has contributed to the field of implementation science through her program evaluation work. She has over ten years of professional experience in implementation studies with a focus on the evaluation of innovative health initiatives within a variety of health care environments. She has published articles, conducted presentations, and developed posters on topics such as the implementation and sustainability of health programs within health care settings.

Ms. Cardenas received her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Miami in 1997. She is also a Certified Integrative Health Coach and received her training from Duke University in 2017.