Michelle Decker Gerrard
Michelle Decker Gerrard
Research Manager


Michelle conducts evaluations for a number of programs, with a particular focus on services for high-risk children and families. She returned to Wilder Research in 2000, having worked here previously from 1986 to 1993 as a survey interviewer, research assistant and then as a coordinator for the statewide homelessness survey.

Michelle has also worked as a risk and prevention counselor for emotionally disturbed and other at-risk youth, and as the evaluator for a federal demonstration project related to children's mental health services in rural Minnesota. Michelle has a master's degree in Education, with a focus on Risk and Prevention, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


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