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Supporting early intervention in Washtenaw County: Benefits and challenges of partnership-driven research


Catherine Asher, Assistant Research Scientist, ISR, Youth Policy Lab

Date & time

Apr 12, 2022, 12:00-12:50 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

The Youth Policy Lab is currently engaging in a project to understand and support the use of Early Intervention Services in Washtenaw County, work that was developed in partnership with colleagues at the Washtenaw County Intermediate School District (WISD) Early Childhood department. In this talk, Catherine Asher will discuss how the partnership model has influenced the development of this research project, touching on both advantages and challenges raised by collaborating closely with community partners.

This event will be virtual via Zoom. Register by noon on Monday, April 11.

EPI is proud to present a series of education policy talks given by esteemed researchers, policy makers, and / or practitioners.

About the speaker:

Catherine Armstrong Asher is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) and part of the Youth Policy Lab, a University of Michigan research center at housed at ISR and the Ford School of Public Policy. Her research, at the intersection of experimental design, quantitative methods, and education policy, investigates treatment effect heterogeneity in interventions and policies to help build critical knowledge of what works in education and youth services, for whom, and in what contexts. She completed her PhD Candidate in Education Policy & Program Evaluation at Harvard University, where she also earned a MA in Statistics.

About the Youth Policy Lab:

The University of Michigan Youth Policy Lab helps community and government agencies make better decisions by measuring what really works. We’re data experts who believe that government can and must do better for the people of Michigan. We’re also parents and community members who dream of a brighter future for all of our children. At the Youth Policy Lab, we’re working to make that dream a reality by strengthening programs that address some of our most pressing social challenges. We recognize that the wellbeing of youth is intricately linked to the wellbeing of families and communities, so we engage in work that impacts all age ranges. Using rigorous evaluation design and data analysis, we’re working closely with our partners to build a future where public investments are based on strong evidence, so all Michiganders have a pathway to prosperity.