Kristine Andrews

Visiting Distinguished Fellow

Research Focus

Areas of Expertise

Evaluation Design, Focus Groups, Implementation Research, Literature Review, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis, Regression Analyses, Survey Development

Education & certification

Ph.D., Family & Child Ecology, Michigan State University

Kristine Andrews

Visiting Distinguished Fellow, Bethesda, MD

Kristine Andrews, PhD, recognized as one of the Top 40 Young Professionals Under 40 by the Washington Business Journal in 2015, has extensive experience managing large, multi-component implementation evaluations, as well as training and technical assistance projects. As co-chair of Child Trends’ Equity in Research committee, Dr. Andrews guides the application of a racial equity lens to our research. Dr. Andrews is an engaging and dynamic workshop facilitator and conference speaker who has addressed many federal and professional audiences and led practitioner sessions and facilitated expert discussions on topics where she has substantial content expertise, including program sustainability, youth engagement, adolescent parenting and reproductive health, and responsible fatherhood.

Currently, Dr. Andrews is the Principal Investigator of a multi-year training and technical assistance project for the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) Resource and Training Center within the federal Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). In this role, Dr. Andrews manages complex client relationships across multiple tasks and deliverables to ensure quality and on time submissions; recommends innovative training and TA methodologies to meet individual and multiple grantee needs; and manages subcontractors and product dissemination. Dr. Andrews is a strong qualitative researcher with years of experience as a strong implementation evaluator serving as project manager with renowned foundation clients, such as the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Raising a Reader, and the Wallace Foundation.

In addition to building a strong portfolio of federal and foundation evaluation and technical assistance work, Dr. Andrews is focused on broadening Child Trends’ commitment to racial equity in research and corporate culture. She serves as liaison with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, managing our collaboration of the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) project, which connects high-achieving minority scholars with top-level research organizations.