Lila Murphy Gutuskey
Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2016
M.Ed. in Community Health, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2012
B.A. in Finance, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2001
Lila Gutuskey completed her PhD in Kinesiology in the College of Education at Wayne State University in 2016. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 2001 and a Master’s of Education Degree in Community Health from Wayne State University in 2012. She maintained a 4.0 grade point average and received numerous awards during her time at Wayne State, including the American Education Research Association (AERA) Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education SIG Exemplary Paper Award, Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 21st Century Student Scholarship, and the College of Education Hubert and Elsie Watson Scholarship.
Her expertise encompasses health behavior programming and evaluation with low-income and ethnic minority populations, utilizing social ecological and empowerment theoretical approaches. She has implemented and evaluated health programs working with toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in school and community settings.
Lila is co-owner of Healthy Kids Evaluation Services, where she partners with organizations to design and conduct meaningful assessment, process, and outcome evaluations, utilizing a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Additionally, Lila offers grant writing and program design services.
Area of Expertise
- Grant writing
- Youth empowerment approaches to health interventions
- Policy, systems, and environmental change approaches to health interventions
- Quantiative and qualitative program evaluation
- Community health program design and implementation
Community Engagement Activities
Board Member, Peace Education Center, East Lansing, MI