Tina Kauh joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2012. As a senior program officer within the Research-Evaluation-Learning Unit, she develops new research and evaluation programs, supports the development of team strategy, evaluates the work of grantees, and disseminates key learnings. With her focus on supporting the health and well-being of children, she values the “opportunity to understand health disparities and to identify solutions for promoting health equity through policy and systems-level changes.”
Tina is an expert in child and adolescent development and program evaluation, having earned a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University with a doctoral minor in Statistics. She also holds an MS in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College. She has authored numerous research reports, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters on child development, out-of-school time initiatives, youth mentoring, youth violence prevention, and childhood obesity prevention. She is a member of the Society for Research on Adolescence, the Society for Prevention Research, the Society for Research in Child Development, the American Evaluation Association, and the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
Previously, Tina was the senior research associate and director of Management Information Systems for Public/Private Ventures in Philadelphia, where she directed and managed evaluations of out-of-school time, mentoring, and violence reduction programs for youth. She also served as a statistical consultant for MentorPRO in Washington, D.C., was an evaluation advisory board member with the Providence After School Alliance in Providence, R.I., and worked as a graduate assistant and instructor for five years with The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Tina was raised in Lower Merion, Pa., and now resides in Bucks County, Pa., with her husband and two children. She enjoys watching a host of reality television shows and spending time with her family.