Greg Owen 
Greg Owen
Consulting Scientist

 Greg has led a wide range of research projects at Wilder Research since 1979, including major studies of hospice care, welfare reform, delinquency, child maltreatment, homelessness, vocational choice and access to preventive care.  He has served as principal investigator for Wilder’s statewide study of homelessness since its inception, two federally funded studies of capacity building, several technology innovation studies for the Senior Linkage Line, two studies of caregiving for older adults, and a four wave panel study of participant outcomes associated with supportive housing services. Greg has also served as lead evaluator for a study of very young delinquents for the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, and conducted two studies of Child Protection interventions for the Casey Family Foundation.

Current project activity includes work for the Minnesota Board on Aging to evaluate their multi-year Integrated Services grant and two early dementia identification initiatives. Greg also provides consultation to the Northwest Area Foundation, the Northside Achievement Zone, Wilder’s Aging Services programs, and the Leadership Foundations of America. Other projects include planning and research consultation for the Living at Home/Block Nurse Programs, Saint Anthony Park Area Seniors, Jewish Family Services, and Minnesota’s Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Greg received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Minnesota and served as an adjunct professor in the Health and Human Services graduate program at St. Mary's University where he received the outstanding teacher award. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, Concordia University, St. Thomas University, Macalester College, and Augsburg College.



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