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Kristen Smith, MSW

  • Senior Research Coordinator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

Kristen is the Senior Research Coordinator at AISP. She brings with her 5 years of experience with major research studies. Prior to AISP, Kristen worked at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where she acted as a project coordinator for the Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention. For AISP, Kristen coordinates multiple grants that fund IDS work. She was the lead coordinator for the AISP Innovation project that produced 4 expert panel reports in areas relevant to the creation of IDS. Currently, she is coordinating the AISP Learning Community initiative. Kristen earned a BS from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MSW from University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. Part time, she works as a crisis social worker in an Emergency Room. She lives in West Philadelphia.

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Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

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Faculty & Research

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SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

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