||Dr. Barbara L. Devaney, Senior Vice President|
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Dr. Barbara L. Devaney is the senior vice president and director of the Human Services Research Division of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. She has a doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan. Devaney is a nationally-recognized expert in maternal and child health, nutrition and risk-reduction programs for youth. She has played a leading role in many of Mathematica’s studies of family formation, children’s nutrition and public health programs. She is co-director of Mathematica’s Building Strong Families study and has served as principal investigator for the firm’s evaluation of abstinence education programs, which received the 2009 Outstanding Evaluation Award from the American Evaluation Association.
Devaney has served on scientific committees convened by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals and presents findings at conferences of researchers, policymakers and practitioners.