MPP, University of Chicago
Researcher, Chapin Hall at the Univesrity of Chicago

Lee Ann Huang is a Researcher at Chapin Hall focusing on research in child abuse and neglect prevention, early childhood, and child well-being. Huang works as a part of a team evaluating the Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Initiative, a collaborative launched by BPI Chicago in collaboration with community-based organizations to build a support system for children aged birth to eight and their families in Chicago’s Altgeld-Riverdale community. Additionally, Huang is the Strategic Advisor for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, an initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation being facilitated by Chapin Hall. The fellowship program aims to identify and nurture promising doctoral students and innovative approaches to child abuse and neglect prevention. She also collaborates on the evaluation of the Illinois Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Model, a pilot initiative designed to improve the skills of early childhood professionals who care for young children and their families in a range of settings.

Huang’s previous projects at Chapin Hall include the evaluation of child abuse and neglect prevention initiatives in North Carolina and South Carolina as well as collaborating on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Technical Assistance Coordinating Center. Huang has over 20 years' experience conducting evaluations of early childhood and maltreatment prevention programs. Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Huang was a Senior Research Analyst at Berkeley Policy Associates in Oakland, CA. There she managed an implementation evaluation of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates program in California and collaborated on two state welfare reform evaluations, focusing on child care and early intervention services for young children.

Huang has a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Texas Christian University.