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About the Forum: Research and Innovation Committee

The Research and Innovation Committee is responsible for developing innovative ways to address existing gaps in our current systems of collecting, reporting, and disseminating information on the status of children and families to the policy community and the general public.

Committee Projects and Deliverables:

Measuring and Reporting Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood: This project focuses on the development of recommendations from academic experts and survey partners across the federal statistical system. Deliverables are based on outcomes of the May 2013 culminating event and related follow up activities. Check back for further updates and products as work progresses.


The members of the Research and Innovation Committee are listed below.

Dara Blachman-Demner
National Institute of Justice

Regina Bures
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Laura Chadwick
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Traci Cook
National Center for Health Statistics

Patricia Pastor
National Center for Health Statistics

Erica Smith
Bureau of Justice Statistics

Tom Snyder
Institute of Education Sciences - National Center for Education Statistics