Susan Higman, Ph.D., M.A.

Senior Research Associate

Susan Higman has nearly 25 years of experience in applied research and evaluation on maternal and child health and child development, including nearly 15 years on home visiting evaluation and data analysis. She is an evaluation technical assistance specialist for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Resource Center and the Early Childhood Systems Technical Assistance and Coordination Center. She is a case reviewer for the Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare project and on the analysis team for the National Home Visiting Resource Center. Previously, she was a technical assistance liaison for the Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation project; provided analytic support for the court improvement programs substudy within the Cross-Center Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative project; and comanaged two evaluation-focused communities of practice.

Before joining JBA, Higman worked on evaluations of the Hawaii Healthy Start program and Maryland home visiting programs and on a national study of the scale-up of observational measures in home visiting. For 10 years, she focused on global health research and policy related to maternal and child health in low-resource settings. She received a Ph.D. in public health and an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University. She is an associate faculty member in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.