Pronouns she/her
Type of expert Social Scientist
Expertise child and family policy, childcare, mental health, antipoverty, use of research evidence
Email address
Primary phone number
Skype username nhengstebeck
Twitter @ndhengstebeck
Time zone -5 GMT
City Chapel Hill
State NC
Country United States
Notes Hengstebeck's writings focus on how policies, systems, and contextual circumstances shape the well-being of children and families. Hengstebeck's approach emphasizes a holistic, multidimensional lens through which to think about the long-term impact of programs and policies on families; strategies that aim to build on strengths rather than simply minimizing problems; and ways of leveraging science to inform policymakers, practitioners, and the public about these issues. A former Fulbright Fellow in the Netherlands, Hengstebeck currently works with government, non-profit, and university partners to enhance the use of research in policymaking. Hengstebeck is a first generation university student.
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