Sarah Catherine Williams

Senior Research Scientist I

Research Focus

Education & certification

M.S.W., University of Georgia

Sarah Catherine Williams

Senior Research Scientist I, Bethesda, MD

Sarah Catherine Williams works in the Child Welfare program area, and has experience in program evaluation, qualitative research methods, and has conducted analyses and syntheses of qualitative data. She has also worked in the development of an automated case management system which is used to collect quantitative and qualitative data for program evaluations and has provided technical assistance to child welfare professionals seeking to improve programs that serve children in foster care. She has extensive experience in semi-structured interviewing and focus group facilitation, both in English and in Spanish. Her past research has focused on relative search and engagement techniques, effective child advocacy, disproportionality in child welfare, and social service use by Latino immigrant families. Sarah Catherine was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua. She has five years’ experience in family engagement and elementary education with primarily Latino populations.