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Rahel Kahlert

Rahel Kahlert

Rahel Kahlert

Mag.a, Ph.D., M.P.Aff


Tel.: +43 1 2121 493-35


  • Ph.D. in Public Policy, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Masters of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Magistra der Evang. Theologie, Universität Wien
  • International Program of Development Evaluation Training, World Bank and University of Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
  • Instituto de Sociedad Civil, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

Professional Career

  • Deputy Director at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Health Promotion Research , from 9/2013 to 3/2015.
  • Research and Evaluation Associate, Charles. A. Dana Center for Mathematics and Science Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2013, 2001-2006
  • Founding Partner, Austin Innovation Development Diagnostics, 2012
  • Ethics Fellow, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2010-11
  • Assistant Instructor, Departement of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010-11
  • Evaluator of Higher Education, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs & Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-2009
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-2001
  • Policy Analyst, Internship, Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, Florida Legislature, 2000

Research Focus & Areas of Expertise

  • Evidence-based policy across disciplines (health, education, social development)
  • Formative and summative evaluation of programs: From design to implementation
  • Clinical trials and ethics in health research
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods in the social and health sciences

Professional Standing

  • Reviewer & Webmaster, International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation, American Evaluation Association TIG
  • Emmette S. Redford Award for Outstanding Research


  • American Evaluation Association
  • European Evaluation Society
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Evaluation