Evans’ interests include health care policy and reform, social welfare, organizations studies, and medical sociology. Evans has taught classes in quantitative methods, U.S. welfare state, and urban sociology. Evans’ dissertation project analyzed changing roles and responsibilities of social welfare provision, system governance and service delivery under the Affordable Care Act. Other projects include: exploring health access disparities for children of immigrants, state policy effects on access improvement, and the impact of family instability on decisions to seek formal medical care across the life course. Evans has a Master’s degree in Social Work, was Executive Director of the Sacramento Housing Alliance, and has served several community and governmental advisory boards and commissions.