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Sarah Jerome, a public health expert, researcher, and training and technical assistance (TTA) specialist, is dedicated to eliminating health disparities and promoting health equity for disenfranchised, marginalized, and underserved communities.
Jamie Jobe is a research associate experienced in quality improvement, sexual/mental health, early childhood development, and substance use.
Shawna Hite-Jones is a senior prevention specialist with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Ivy Jones Turner, an expert in behavioral and mental health promotion and prevention, is an experienced program leader, technical...
Jasmina Josić is an educational researcher with 15 years of research and evaluation experience focusing on the social context of education...
Jessica Juliuson, an expert in college and career readiness, cultivates strategic partnerships among schools, communities, and industry to enhance outcomes for youth.
Alice Kaiser’s experience entails assisting researchers in diverse areas, from coding and data entry to site observations and parent interviews.
Steve Kamanzi is the chief of party (COP) for the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze program in Rwanda—an EDC continuum Youth Workforce and...
Heidi Kar, an international mental health expert and licensed clinical psychologist, brings to EDC significant experience in violence and trauma.
Alex Karydi is an EDC project director and expert in substance misuse treatment and suicide prevention. She brings expertise in technical...
Maria Katradis is an education and public health researcher with expertise in youth development, adult learning, international education,...
Nevin Katz, a senior technology associate and experienced instructional designer, provides technical leadership to education and...
Alisha Keirstead is the director of EDC’s Global Health Team, where she provides leadership, technical support, and quality assurance for...
Joy Lorenzo Kennedy, a developmental psychologist and highly experienced researcher, advances knowledge of strategies to promote early language and literacy development, school readiness, and family engagement.
Michelle Kennedy, research associate, has expertise in program management, instructional design, and science education, including high...
Tanner Kennedy, EDC research assistant, specializes in research management and critical analysis. He advances the goals of teams by...
Jennifer Kennedy is a mathematics educator who designs and implements technology-based mathematics programs in low-resource environments
Rachael Kenter is a public health professional with expertise in behavioral health promotion. She is especially interested in the alignment...
Shari Kessel Schneider, an expert in adolescent health and school health, advances knowledge of effective programs and practices to improve the physical and mental well-being of youth.
Lauren Klein is the director of EDC’s Office of Communications. In this role, she works across the international and U.S. divisions to...
Kelsey Klein is an education researcher with expertise in survey and assessment development, data collection procedures, and quantitative data analysis.