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Erin Geary, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Senior Research Associate

Erin Geary has 11 years of experience in program evaluation, project management, and technical assistance. His skills include designing and implementing community-based program evaluation efforts, providing technical assistance on the research design process, and developing training curricula.​

Geary has provided content expertise on Indian child welfare issues to federal leadership and worked closely with tribal nations and national organizations to conduct qualitative and quantitative research, evaluate programs, and build workforce capacity. Currently, he provides technical assistance to tribal communities through the Tribal ​Evaluation Institute project. He is also a liaison for the Multisite Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting and the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Child Welfare Coordination Data Capacity Building projects.

Prior to joining JBA in 2013, Geary was awarded a senior fellowship through Casey Family Programs. In that role, he worked directly with the commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families. He received a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Utah and an M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota Duluth.