Garrett Baker

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Policy Analyst
Pittsburgh Office

Education

M.S.Ed in education policy, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in sociology, Wake Forest University

Overview

Garrett Baker is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. His work currently spans a variety of topics, including out-of-school time programs, measurement of non-cognitive skills, youth sports and youth development, reduction of domestic violence and community violence, and technology in jails. Baker earned a B.A. in sociology from Wake Forest University and an M.S.Ed. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Projects

  • Identifying Effective Shared Housing and Other Innovative Housing Models in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Research on Youth Sports Participation and Funding
  • Reducing Violence in Communities: An In-Depth Study of Efforts in Durham, NC and Minneapolis, MN
  • Designing and Conducting Impact Evaluations for Indigenous-Specific Initiatives Against Family Violence
  • Building a Repository of Measures of Hard-to-measure Competencies

Selected Publications

Uscher-Pines, Lori; Schwartz, Heather L.; Ahmed, Faruque; Zheteyeva, Yenlik; Meza, Erika; Baker, Garrett.; Uzicanin, Amra, "School Practices to Promote Social Distancing in K-12 Schools: Review of Influenza Pandemic Policies and Practices," BMC Public Health, 8(1), 0

Grant, Sean.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Wrabel, Stephani.; Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie.; Leschitz, Jennifer T.; Unlu, Fatih.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R.; Baker, Garrett.; Barrett, Mark.; Harris, Mark.; Ramos, Alyssa, Social and emotional learning interventions under the Every Student Succeeds Act: evidence review, RAND Corporation (RR-2133-WF), 2018

Strang, Lucy, Garrett Baker, Jack Pollard, and Joanna Hofman, Violent and Antisocial Behaviours at Football Events and Factors Associated with these Behaviours: A rapid evidence assessment, RAND Corporation (RR-2580-QAT), 2018

Publications