The Team

Our Policies for Action Research Hub at Vanderbilt is uniting a rich set of health and education data to better understand the challenges faced by children in Tennessee, especially those who are at risk of falling behind on key health and educational outcomes. Our team from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Department of Health Policy and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development is combining longitudinal, statewide health and education data files to observe these relationships over time. An in-depth exploration of these data promises to illuminate ways current policies, processes, and program structures might be adapted to more effectively serve the needs of families. 

Co-Principal Investigators

Melinda Buntin, Ph.D.

Melinda J.B. Buntin, Ph.D.

Mike Curb Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy

Carolyn Heinrich

Carolyn J. Heinrich, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Peabody College

Research Team

Sayil Camacho

Sayil Camacho, Ph.D., MA

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jessica Childs

Jessica Childs

Program Manager, Health Policy

Jim Dauherty, MS

Jim Daugherty, MS

Database Administrator, Health Policy

Gilbert Gonzales, Ph.D.

Gilbert Gonzales, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Center for Medicine, Health and Society

Matthew Harris, Ph.D.

Matthew Harris, Ph.D.

Stahl PEMBA Fellow, Charlie and Caroline Newcomer Faculty Research Fellow, Associate Professor

Sarah Henderson, MPH

Sarah Henderson, MPH

Health Policy Analyst II

Laura Henkhaus, Ph.D.

Laura Henkhaus, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Data Science Institute & Department of Health Policy

Monica Henandez, Ph.D.

Mónica Hernández, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA)

Ela Joshi, M.E.

Ela Joshi, M.Ed.

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Christine Lai, Ph.D.

Christine Lai, Ph.D.

Health Policy Analyst IV

Erin O'Hara, MPP

Erin O'Hara, MPP

Executive Director, TN Education Research Alliance, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP

Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP

Director, Center for Child Health Policy, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Health Policy

 

 

Support for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action Program. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.