Kelly Murphy

Kelly Murphy

Deputy Program Area Director, Youth Development, Bethesda, MD

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Education & Certification

Ph.D., Applied Developmental Psychology, Claremont Graduate University

Kelly Murphy is an applied developmental psychologist who is cross-trained in program evaluation. Her research interests include identifying effective methods of promoting resilience and positive youth development in vulnerable populations, and understanding how collaboration among service providers influences youth outcomes. She has extensive experience conducting mixed-methods evaluations to assess the quality of implementation and effectiveness of programs designed to promote the healthy development of at-risk youth across multiple contexts, including out-of-school time programs, residential treatment facilities, juvenile dependency courts, and early childhood education programs. Kelly specializes in collaborating with program stakeholders, developing logic models, building evaluation capacity, developing surveys and databases, conducting site observations and focus groups, and implementing developmentally sensitive evaluations. She also executes advanced statistical analyses. She received her Ph.D. in 2014 from the Claremont Graduate University.

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