Kelly Hallberg, Ph.D. is the Scientific Director for the Inclusive Economy Lab where she is responsible for the scientific rigor and direction of the Lab’s projects. Drawing on over 18 years of experience in the field, she oversees a portfolio of applied research projects designed to result in greater economic opportunity for young people harmed by discrimination, disinvestment, and segregation. She also serves as Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. A methodologist by training, she is an expert in experimental and quasi-experimental design. Her work has appeared in the Journal for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Education Researcher, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Prevention Science, and Evaluation Review. Before joining the University of Chicago, Dr. Hallberg was principal researcher specializing in educational program evaluation and policy analysis at the American Institutes for Research. She also previously worked at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, and as an aide for Senator Tom Harkin. She holds a BA in political science from Carleton College, an MPP from Chicago Harris, and a PhD in human development and social policy from Northwestern University.
Choose to Change (C2C)
The Choose to Change program combines trauma-informed therapy with wraparound supports with the goal of reducing youth violence while improving educational outcomes outside of an institutional setting.