Thomas Backer Edit Name
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Dr. Backer is President of the nonprofit Human Interaction Research Institute. Founded in 1961,
the Institute uses behavioral sciences strategies to help nonprofits handle innovation and change.
He also is Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology at the UCLA School of Medicine,
and was Senior Fellow of UCLA’s School of Public Policy and Social Research for the 2003-2004
He is the author of more than 500 books, articles and research reports. Evaluating Community
Collaborations (the first major work on this topic), and (Jane Ellen Bleeg and Kathryn Groves) The
Expanding Universe: New Directions in Nonprofit Capacity Building are his most recent books.
Dr. Backer won the 1989 Mrs. Swanson Award of the Knowledge Utilization Society, for his longtime
research and consultation on labor and management responses to the AIDS health crisis. Full bio available at http://www.humaninteract.org/images/backer.pdf
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