Leanna P. Moron is a research analyst in the early childhood research area at Child Trends. Leanna is passionate about utilizing and innovating statistical, data science, and survey methods to improve the quality of families’ lives through a social justice framework. She is experienced in areas such as statistical programming and analysis, survey research, community-based participatory and action research, and applied statistical research for social science and public health applications. Her research relates to a range of early childhood and family science topics, including child and family health, parenting, fatherhood, family policy, and early childhood education and care.
Prior to joining Child Trends, Leanna worked as a research assistant for NORC at the University of Chicago, focusing on survey methods and analytical consulting. She also worked as a statistical assistant for the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis through the Joint Program in Survey Methodology’s Junior Fellows program. In 2016, she was recognized with the Best Student Paper Award from the National Council of Family Relations, for her work on predicting maternal depression among undocumented, Latina immigrant mothers. She is also actively involved with the American Statistical Association and Washington Statistical Society.