Linda Mellgren

Linda Mellgren, Senior Social Science Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services
B.A., University of Minnesota, M.P.A., Syracuse University

Linda’s portfolio of policy and research work includes child support, fatherhood, marriage and healthy relationships and the intersection of human services and criminal justice populations. She has been responsible for the oversight of child support policy, evaluation and research since 1985, including many of the evaluations of child support sponsored responsible fatherhood employment and parenting demonstrations.

From 1995 to 2000 Linda served as staff coordinator for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Fatherhood Initiative. She currently manages the evaluation of the family strengthening grants for incarcerated fathers and their partners and HHS activities related to the Federal Interagency Reentry Council. Linda has also worked on issues relating to teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, Native American health and social welfare, African-American health disparities, and early childhood development and parenting.



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