Doing Translational Research
About This Show
Doing Translational Research explores the process of translating research findings into policy and practice and working with practitioners and policy makers to design more effective research studies. The podcast is produced by The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University. The BCTR expands, strengthens, and speeds the connections between research, policy, and practice to enhance human development and well-being.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 13: Using Data to Help Children with Dana Weiner, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago
Dana Weiner provides analytic consultaion to child welfare systems, using existing data to help policy makers better help children in need. She and Karl discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with using data and research evidence to inform decision making in public policy. Her highly collaborative work focuses on the prevention of problems before they occur.
Dana Weiner is a policy fellow at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, where she provides analytic consultation and policy guidance to child welfare jurisdictions across the country. Dr. Weiner teaches Data for Policy Analysis and Management to master's students at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and her research has focused on quantifying resource accessibility - analyzing the role of geospatial relationships in child welfare systems - and on evaluating the implementation of evidence-based models in child welfare and juvenile justice contexts.