International Staff

Child Trends’ international work focuses on cross-national comparisons of child and family well-being. We produce international comparison reports, such as the World Family Map, develop international surveys, analyze international data on children and families, and collaborate with others to move the field toward a global consensus around indicator frameworks, surveys, best practices, and what works to improve child and family well-being globally. We adapt measures to specific contexts, develop global conceptual frameworks and indicators of well-being, synthesize cross-national research, monitor and evaluate projects, and provide technical assistance and consultation to nations and international non-governmental organizations on all of these topics.  We collaborate with organizations and universities in many regions of the world.

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Kristin Anderson Moore

Senior Scholar and Co-Director of Youth Development
Education: Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Michigan

Kristin Moore is a social psychologist who studies trends in child and family well-being, positive development, the determinants and consequences of early sexual activity and parenthood, fatherhood, the effects of family structure and social change on children, and the effects of public policies and poverty on children.

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Tamara Halle

Co-Director for Early Childhood Development and Senior Research Scientist
Education: Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan

Tamara Halle conducts research and evaluation studies on children’s early cognitive and social development, early childhood care and education, family and community supports for school readiness, and school characteristics associated with ongoing achievement and positive development.

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Elizabeth Cook

Senior Research Analyst
Education: M.S.P.H., Reproductive, Perinatal, and Women's Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Elizabeth Cook conducts research on reproductive health and family formation for the Teen Pregnancy and Reproductive Health research area. Her interests include family planning, contraceptive counseling, sexuality education, abortion, intimate partner violence, and gender dynamics.

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