Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family HealthDirector of the Children in Crisis (CPC) Learning Network
Lindsay Stark is a faculty member of the CPRC whose primary scholarly focus has been the intersection of global health, human rights and child and family welfare. Within these doctrinal areas, her work seeks to build the evidence base for effective policies and programs for children, youth and families in humanitarian and development contexts. An emphasis of her scholarly agenda has sought to develop rigorous yet culturally sensitive measurement approaches in areas where there remains a dearth of knowledge. Dr. Stark’s immediate research agenda consists of three major strands of work: (1) a strategy for governments in low and middle-income countries to enumerate children outside of family care and to monitor trends in this population over time; (2) a mixed methods study to generate cross-country learning around what works to prevent and respond to violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings; and (3) a longitudinal panel study examining the impact of a locally developed intervention to strengthen community linkages with the national child protection system in Sierra Leone. Dr. Stark currently serves as Principal Investigator and Executive Director of the Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Learning Network, a consortium of agencies and academic institutions that work together on global learning associated with children in humanitarian and development settings. She also co-chairs the Assessment and Measurement Taskforce of the Child Protection Working Group, the global level coordination body for child protection in humanitarian settings.
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