Lara Kaye, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Assistant Research Professor
Telephone: (518) 591-8615
Evaluation and Research in Human Services
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
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 is currently the lead evaluator on Understanding Parent Engagement to Enhance Mentoring Outcomes, a research project examining best practices for mentoring. She also led CHSR research projects exploring the needs of legally exempt child care providers in Albany County; the need for child psychiatric services in New York State; and the implementation of a differential response to CPS, Family Assessment Response, in New York State. Her research interests span the areas of health, behavioral health, education, public health, social work, and psychology; she is skilled at quantitative and qualitative analysis. Lara has coordinated and facilitated large events, 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.