Survey Finds Simple Steps to Improve ABQ Childcare

This study focused on early child care providers and early childhood educators in Southwest Albuquerque, in an effort to identify possible educational, professional, and entrepreneurial needs.

Horrible 8% ABQ voter turnout; suggestions for improvement

Free and fair elections are the keystone to a stable democracy, ensuring the will of the people is reflected in policy outcomes produced by elected officials. At a minimum, free and fair elections require that the electorate is able to safely exercise their constitutional right to participate in elections. Voter registration remains one of the biggest and most obvious barriers to political participation in the United States. While voter registration is automatic in most industrialized democracies, the United States requires individual citizens to take the initiative to register to vote.

Meeting the Public Policy Challenge of Diversity & Equity in Early Learning

This white paper was complied as a part of the Early Childhood Development & Health Symposium: The Intersections of Science, Policy, & Practice - April 2015
Authors: Shannon Sanchez-Youngman, Vickie D. Ybarra, with Shania Krawic
Meeting the Public Policy Challenge of Diversity & Equity in Early Learning: A White Paper

Gabriel Sanchez highlights Latino demographic growth

Gabriel Sanchez highlighted Latino demographic growth at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual policy conference.
Sanchez said he was thrilled to receive an invitation to speak from New Mexico Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, but admits he wasn’t aware of the magnitude of the platform until he arrived in D.C.

Gabe Sanchez and Post-doc Edward D. Vargas author language bias and healthcare article

Gabriel Sanchez, RWJF Executive Director and Post-doc Edward D. Vargas co-authored this article, Language bias and self-rated health status among the Latino population: evidence of the influence of translation in a wording experiment which was recently published in Springer.
This research uses a translation experiment to assess the Spanish translation of the “fair” response in the self-rated health measure among a representative study of the Latino population in the USA.

Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Hirokazu Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU.

He is a community and developmental psychologist who studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development.

He has also conducted research on culture, sexuality and youth and young adult development in the contexts of HIV / AIDS risk and prevention and gay / straight alliances.

Jane Waldfogel

Jane Waldfogel is the Compton Foundation Centennial Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work and a visiting professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics.
Waldfogel received her Ph.D. in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is currently completing a book on inequality in child outcomes in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada.

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

Lisa Sun-Hee Park is Professor of Sociology and Director of Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota.  Her research focuses on the politics of migration, race, and social policy. 
Her latest publications include two books:

Deborah A. Phillips, Ph.D.

Deborah Phillips is Professor of Psychology and Associated Faculty in the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University.

She was the first Executive Director of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine and served as Study Director for the Board’s report: From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Child Development.

Ann Masten

Ann S. Masten, Ph.D., LP, is a Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on understanding processes that promote competence and prevent problems in human development, with a focus on adaptive processes and resilience in the context of high cumulative risk, adversity, and trauma.