Mansoor Kazi

Examines the comprehensive array of services and supports that school systems utilize to provide better outcomes for youth and families

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Mansoor Kazi

Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Expertise:
Evaluation of human services in U.S., United Kingdom and Finland; social services in New York school systems

Campus phone: (518) 442-5303
Campus email: mkazi@albany.edu

Biography:

Mansoor Kazi has extensive experience of evaluation of human services in the U.S., United Kingdom and in Finland. He is lead evaluator of Chautauqua Tapestry System of Care and received SAMHSA’s Gold Award for Outstanding Local Evaluation in July 2010. His books include Realist Evaluation in Practice (2003, Sage) and International Perspectives on Evidence-based Practice in Social Work (with Bruce Thyer, 2004, Venture Press).

Kazi helps educational agencies in New York counties to analyze and evaluate systems of care. Data from schools, mental health and other services is analyzed quarterly in each county, and data analysis methods drawn from a combination of epidemiology and effectiveness research are used in naturally occurring quasi-experimental designs (e.g. including all school youth) to investigate if the comprehensive array of services and supports are working to provide better outcomes for youth and families. 

Kazi previously served as search associate professor and director of program evaluation at the School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, having moved from the United Kingdom in September 2005 where he held a similar position at the School of Human & Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.