Annette L Gardner
Dr. Gardner, PhD, MPH has collaborated with philanthropic and nonprofit leaders, policymakers, and public agencies for over three decades to address complex problems. Trained as a Political Scientist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, with expertise in foresight and health care policy, her research and evaluation findings have been used to support implementation of U.S. health care reform, strengthen the health care safety net, build healthy communities, and advance evaluation of advocacy and policy change initiatives. Dr. Gardner has been a foresight educator since 2007 at the University of California, San Francisco and was a Senior Associate at the Institute for Alternative Futures. She has worked on a variety of alternative scenario projects, such as pharmaceutical R&D, information age, and chiropractic care. In 2019, Dr. Gardner co-edited a special issue of the World Future Review on evaluation of foresight with Dr. Peter Bishop. That initiative lead to the launching of the APF Foresight Evaluation Task Force, of which she is the Chair. Her research and evaluation findings published in Health Affairs, Journal of Health Communication, Medical Practitioner, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and The Foundation Review. She and Dr. Claire Brindis, DrPH, co-authored the definitive evaluation book, Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation: Theory and Practice (Stanford University Press) in 2017.