Child Well-Being

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The health and well-being of children is associated with numerous outcomes on their physical, mental, social, and economic development. RAND research covers issues related to physical and mental health and development; child abuse and neglect; bullying, violence, and trauma; child poverty and homelessness; coping with military deployment in families; socioeconomic disparities; access to social services, and more.

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    Ingrid Estrada-Darley

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.W. in community organizing, planning & administration; child welfare, University of Southern California; B.S. in psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Susannah Faxon-Mills

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in community studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A. in education policy, Stanford University

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    Katrin Feyerabend

    Research Assistant
    Education M.Sc. in international conflict and cooperation, University of Stirling; B.A. (Hons) in international politics, University of Stirling

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    Marylou Gilbert

    Senior Policy Analyst and Coordinator, RAND Center for Housing and Homelessness in Los Angeles; Program Manager, Pardee RAND Community-Partnered Policy and Action Stream
    Education J.D., UCLA School of Law; M.A. in Latin American studies and public health, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in social welfare and Chicano studies, University of California, Berkeley

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    Lynn A. Karoly

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in economics, Yale University; B.A. in economics, Claremont McKenna College

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    Courtney Ann Kase

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in public health, University of Pittsburgh

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    Jennifer T. Leschitz

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in psychology (developmental), University of Florida

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    Pauline Moore

    Political Scientist: Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in international relations, University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies; M.A. in international relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); B.A. in international studies, Middlebury College

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    Samuel Peterson

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

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    Natalie Picken

    Senior Analyst
    Education M.Phil. in early modern history, University of Cambridge; B.A. in history, University of Cambridge

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    Dana Schultz

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

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    Claude Messan Setodji

    Senior Statistician
    Education Ph.D. in statistics, University of Minnesota

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    Shoshana R. Shelton

    Senior Policy Analyst; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H., The Ohio State University; B.A. in English, Denison University

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    Katie Tosh

    Adjunct Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in public health, Tulane University; B.A. in environmental studies, University of North Carolina; B.A. in Spanish, University of North Carolina; Certificate in nonprofit management and leadership, Tufts University