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Policy Jobs & Abt Associates

featuring Laura Peck, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Social & Economic Policy

LIVE Teams event: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 12 p.m.

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Laura Peck is a nationally renowned policy evaluation methodologist. As a principal scientist, Peck applies her expertise to the evaluation of policies and programs areas that include welfare, housing, education, income security and employment.

Peck provides intellectual leadership and management to a team of analysts supporting work for federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Labor. For example, she is co-principal investigator for HUD’s Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation and for HHS’s Experimental Impact Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program.

Peck is a member of Abt’s Development & Dissemination Program Steering Committee. In that capacity she works with colleagues to support their success in publishing in peer-reviewed journals to contribute to scholarly discourse. She has served on the policy council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management  and completed a four-year term as associate editor for the American Journal of Evaluation. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and the co-author of a public policy textbook. 

Dial-In Information

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Campus & Community, Lectures & Workshops, Meetings & Conferences

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


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