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Lauren Stargel

Lauren Stargel, Research Analyst

Lauren is a doctoral student in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. She received Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Child and Family Development and a Master's degree in Applied Developmental Science. Prior to coming to Tufts, she worked for the University of Colorado on a project aimed at bridging the gap between research and practice for evidence-based programs that support the health and well-being of children and youth. She then worked for the Family Resource Center Association, a state-wide non-profit that works to support a network of Family Resource Centers across the state of Colorado. As a doctoral student, she works as a research analyst on the Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation, Phase 2 (MHFE-2) program evaluation project and on the SAFE Child Communities project, a statewide child maltreatment prevention initiative. Her research interests include risk and resilience processes, early childhood development, parent-child interaction, and family homelessness.