Project Team

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS 

AMY CLAESSENS

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR; ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, THE HARRIS SCHOOL
1155 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, Suite 141
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Amy Claessens, an assistant professor at Chicago Harris, studies education, child development, and public policy. Her work investigates how policies and programs influence child development and how early achievement and socioemotional skills relate to subsequent life outcomes. Claessens's work uses administrative or large-scale longitudinal data and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques.

JULIA R. HENLY

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR; ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATION 
969 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
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Julia R. Henly, an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration studies the intersection of family poverty, low-wage employment, and public policy, especially child care and family policy. She is interested in families' economic and caregiving strategies, with particular attention to how work conditions, public policies, and social networks operate to support and complicate parenting, poverty management and economic mobility.

HEATHER SANDSTROM

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR; SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, CENTER ON LABOR, HUMAN SERVICES, AND POPULATION, URBAN INSTITUTE 
2100 M Street NW Washington, DC 20037

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Heather Sandstrom, Ph.D. is a senior research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on early childhood education and development, school readiness, child care quality, the home learning environment, and programs and policies affecting low-income children and families, such as child care subsidies, Head Start, and home visiting.

KEY RESEARCHERS

Phase 1                                                                                              Phase 2  

Alejandra Ros Pilarz

Olivia Healy

JaeSung Kim

Carolyn Barnes

Sandra Huerta

Julia Gelatt

Erica Greenberg

Teresa Derrick Mills

Juliet Bromer

David Alexander

Marcia Stoll

Lina Breslav

Molly Michie