Andrea Vazzano

Andrea Vazzano

Research Scientist, Bethesda, MD

Areas Of Expertise

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Education & Certification

Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Andrea Vazzano, MPH, is a research scientist in the reproductive health and family formation program area. She has over ten years of experience in public health research and programming with expertise in qualitative research and evaluation as well as targeted research dissemination. At Child Trends, Andrea’s work focuses on coparenting and healthy relationships, maternal and child health, and adolescent reproductive health. She has successfully led qualitative data collection and analysis for multiple projects, including an Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE)-funded study exploring how fatherhood programs support healthy relationships and an Office of Population Affairs (OPA) study on innovative strategies in family planning service delivery for Title X providers. She currently oversees a mixed-methods evaluation of a CDC-funded project that aims to increase the capacity of State Education Agencies to support HIV/STD and pregnancy reduction among adolescents. Andrea received a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. Before coming to Child Trends, she worked in international development, supporting the design and evaluation of United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded family planning and HIV programming initiatives. She is passionate about conducting high-quality research with an eye towards practice, and has authored a range of accessible briefs, case studies, and resources for public health programs.