Steven Garasky, PhD

Dr. Garasky, a Study Director and SME with 2M Research, is a proven project director with 30 years of experience as a researcher and an evaluator of domestic social policies and programs. His work includes leading highly complex research and evaluation projects for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and Labor, as well as state‐funded projects, for which he has developed study designs and survey questionnaires; overseen data management and conducted econometric‐based quantitative data analyses; written reports and manuscripts for publication; and presented results to funding agencies. Before joining 2M, Dr. Garasky was Vice President of Human Services Research at IMPAQ International. Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Garasky was a Professor at Iowa State University where he was Director of the ISU Center for Family Policy and Director of the ISU Child Welfare Research and Training Project. His research program generated over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles. Throughout his career, Dr. Garasky’s primary research focus has been examining and evaluating programs and policies affecting low-income families in the areas of poverty prevention, employment, assistance program participation, and child welfare. He has received national recognition for his research and is currently a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan. Dr. Garasky began his career as an Economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He holds both a PhD and Master of Arts in Economics from Ohio State University.

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