Faculty MemberMandi Breen

Research Scientist

E-mail: mlbreen@albany.edu
Telephone: (518) 442-5765

Specialization: Program management, data collection and management

The National Youth in Transition Database
Evaluation of New York State Family Resource Centers
Rural Law Initiative Collaboration

Mandi joined CHSR as the manager of the statewide National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) project, a federally mandated, longitudinal study of the outcomes of transition age foster youths. In this position, she spearheads the development of creative and efficient approaches to increase participation and cooperation of youths and a wide variety of stakeholders. Prior to her work at CHSR, she worked at Stony Brook University’s Center for Survey Research where she headed the NYTD data collection project, assisted in telephone survey development and implementation, and supervised the interviewing team’s data collection efforts.

Mandi received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California: Davis, and earned her Master’s degree in Political Psychology from Stony Brook University.