Dr. Andrea Eastman, CDN Research Assistant Professor, now also Co-Director of the Transition Age Youth Research and Evaluation Hub (TAY-Hub) at UC Berkeley

Longtime CDN collaborator, Dr. Andrea Lane Eastman, now is also Co-Director of the Transition Age Youth Research and Evaluation Hub (TAY-Hub) with Professor Mark Courtney at the University of California, Berkeley. The TAY-Hub seeks to improve policies and practices affecting TAY by monitoring outcomes and through applied research that is grounded in engagement with members of the child welfare services community, including those with the lived experience of foster care.

Andi has been a research assistant professor with the Children’s Data Network at USC since 2019. She is currently leading a portfolio of research for the Children’s Data Network funded through grants from the Reissa Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and stewarding a number of data partnerships, including with the Los Angeles County Probation Department. Her scholarship has been informed by her previous work in the California State Senate where she served as a legislative aide and committee consultant on several state initiatives surrounding health and human services and public safety. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s in Psychology, received her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, and earned a PhD in Social Work from USC. While obtaining her master’s degree, she provided therapy for families who experienced child maltreatment. This role expands her sphere of influence and further cements partnerships between the CDN and CCWIP teams. Congratulations, Andi!

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