“We must listen to the communities, the local people, to understand culturally what is going to fit and what is going to be the language of the research, and not just say we know what to do here.”
“We owe it to the children in this county to ensure that their learning environments are safe and that they have a fair chance for academic success."
"Research is the business of answering questions. As a newly coined Sociology graduate in 1969, it was clear that the world would not run out of questions in my lifetime. Call it job security and the promise of never being bored."
“To advance the field of health and social policy research, we have to focus on innovation, especially in methods that will allow us to present results in ways that are interactive and actionable.”
"I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work on applied, gender-focused projects in the community in which I grew up, in hopes of having an impact on HIV, STIs and other health outcomes among African-American adolescent girls and young women."
"I am passionate about helping all children learn, particularly those who are marginalized, disenfranchised, or otherwise disadvantaged."
“I oversee MERLA (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, & Adapting) across a portfolio of global health projects. I love framing and telling stories of how and why projects achieve- or do not achieve- results, and how we take learning to action."
"I believe ensuring equity in access, voice, and opportunity for all is essential to developing local capacity."