The investigators will examine what research is used by intermediaries, how that research is packaged and conveyed to policymakers, and how policymakers use it across three policy issues at the federal level and in three cities.
David DuBois, Ph.D.,professor, community health sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, will work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA).
A group of neighborhood researchers will meet to examine the state of knowledge on the effects of neighborhoods on individual and family functioning and the methodological and measurement challenges in studying neighborhood effects.
Carla Herrera is a co-PI on 1 grant to DePaul University, a co-PI on 2 grants to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a co-PI on 2 grants to Public/Private Ventures, and a co-PI on 1 grant to Higher Achievement Program.
Bruce Western is a sociology professor, the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and faculty chair of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy ...
The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.