Child Welfare


Children who live in impoverished conditions or who experience traumatic events face numerous challenges as they develop. RAND conducts research on issues that affect child welfare such as poverty, abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, child protective services, and other government services designed to protect children and encourage family stability.

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    Kristin L. Dean

    Adjunct Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Alliant International University

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    Sashka Dimova

    Education Ph.D. in economics, Aarhus University; M.A. in economics, Central European University; M.A. in economics, University of Vienna

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    Alex Dopp

    Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in child clinical psychology, University of Missouri; M.A. in psychology, University of Missouri; B.A. in psychology, University of Michigan

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    Geoffrey E. Grimm

    Research Programmer
    Education M.A. in social sciences/public policy, University of Chicago; B.A. in anthropology/linguistics, Illinois Wesleyan University

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    Samuel Peterson

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in criminal justice, University of Cincinnati

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    Andrea Phillips

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education B.S. in education and child development, Vanderbilt University; M.Ed. in special education; applied behavior analysis, Vanderbilt University

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    Jeanne S. Ringel

    Director, Access and Delivery Program; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Maryland, College Park; M.A. in economics, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Dana Schultz

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, Harvard University