Faculty MemberLara Kaye, Ph.D.

Research Scientist and Assistant Research Professor

E-mail: lkaye@albany.edu
Telephone: (518) 591-8615

Specialization:
Evaluation and Research in Human Services

Projects:
Addressing and Assessing the Need for Child Psychiatrists in New York State: A Needs Assessment
Evaluation of New York’s AmeriCorps Generation Initiative
Family Assessment Response Evaluation
Kinship Navigator County Collaboration Project Evaluation
Legally Exempt Child Care
Preventive Contracts Consistent with County Outcomes
A Study of Legally Exempt Child Care in Albany County
Understanding Barriers to Obtaining Food Stamps
Understanding Parent Engagement to Enhance Mentoring Outcomes

Lara Kaye is currently CHSR project lead on the evaluation of the Kinship Navigator County Collaboration Project and on Understanding Parent Engagement to Enhance Mentoring Outcomes. Her research portfolio includes studies on legally exempt child care, family assessment response, barriers to food stamps, and the need for child psychiatric services. Her research has spanned the areas of health, behavioral health, education, public health, social work and psychology. She is skilled at quantitative and qualitative analysis. She has written and received grants, developed and presented trainings, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences.

Lara received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Binghamton University, SUNY. She completed her MSW at Hunter College and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University at Albany, SUNY. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Services Training Research at the University of California, San Francisco.