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Mindy currently serves as a senior research scientist in the Fatherhood and Parenting and Reproductive Health and Family Formation content areas at Child Trends. Her research interests relate to fatherhood and father involvement, the consequences of unintended pregnancies and multiple partner fertility for parents and children, adolescent and young adult relationships and reproductive health. Mindy’s current research projects focus on responsible fatherhood and healthy relationships evaluation and research among diverse types of fathers and families including reentering fathers, teens and Hispanic fathers and families.
Pertaining to her research experience, Mindy has conducted quantitative analyses of multiple nationally representative and/or longitudinal data sets as well as created and analyzed outcomes data collected from fatherhood program participants. She has conducted analyses and co-authored several articles using data from the Add Health, the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort.
Mindy has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed papers published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Parenting: Science and Practice, Fathering: A Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice, the Journal of Family Issues and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.?