Bianca Faccio is a research scientist in the reproductive health and family formation research area at Child Trends. Ms. Faccio is a Hispanic bilingual researcher (Spanish-English) who specializes in qualitative research. Ms. Faccio’s research focuses on effective adolescent unwanted pregnancy prevention approaches, including improving reproductive health outcomes among Latinos. Ms. Faccio has experience with both implementation and impact evaluations and is interested in culturally responsive evaluation approaches. She is involved in federal evaluations of pregnancy prevention programs, including contributing to Tier 2 evaluations funded by the Office of Population Affairs (2020-2023 and 2015-2018). This work has required her to plan, collect, analyze, and report on qualitative data, quantitative data, and performance measures.
Her evaluation work includes: survey development, cognitive interviewing, administration of pre- and post-tests as well as follow-up surveys, recruitment and consent of participants, observations of teen pregnancy prevention programs delivered in-school, collection of fidelity monitoring data, development of IRB protocols and data collection procedures, training data collectors on approved processes, development of interview and focus group protocols (in Spanish and English), and interviews and focus groups of key informants including facilitators, school staff, and youth (in Spanish and English).