Gayane Baziyants, BA, is a senior research assistant in the early childhood development research area at Child Trends. At Child Trends, Ms. Baziyants has analyzed and coded early childhood measures, created surveys, conducted various interviews and literature reviews, and synthesized findings for these various efforts through report writing and presentations. She has also coordinated and led various data collections for states and foundations. In her project management roles, Ms. Baziyants has overseen and led a group of research assistants, monitored budgets and timelines, and engaged with key stakeholders.
During her undergraduate career, Ms. Baziyants worked as a research assistant in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the UNC Department of General Pediatrics. There she collected diet data for epidemiological studies, administered child wellness studies in both Spanish and English, and entered wellness data for different stages of child development. In her senior year, Ms. Baziyants served as a student teacher for a local Head Start program, where she organized and led individual and whole-class lessons. Prior to joining Child Trends, she served as the study coordinator for the ITERS-3 Psychometrics study, where she helped revise and review the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale. In this position, she analyzed and compared quantitative data from participating states, secured agreements with area child care centers, and scheduled training of observers and field test observations.