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Wilder Research’s work provides context and informs action that improve lives and communities. Below are highlights from the many ways Wilder Research staff are sharing their knowledge and skills to make an impact.


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Wilder Research is currently hiring for two new leadership positions. The Associate Director of Operations and the Associate Director of Research, together with the Executive Director, will form a leadership team accountable for Wilder Research's strategic and organizational leadership and success. 

Out and About: Contributions to the Field

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Laura Schauben will present at the 2021 Just Conference on her work evaluating Minnesota's Safe Harbor initiative. Her session is titled Using a Multi-Cycle Approach to Evaluate a Statewide Youth Anti-Trafficking Public Health Initiative: A Case Study of the Safe Harbor Program Evaluation by the Minnesota Department of Health and Wilder Research. Listen to Laura during a recent podcast discussion about the work and what we've learned

Nicole MartinRogers was a panelist for Hidden in the Data: Crafting Policies to Address Inequality, a webinar sponsored by the Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race. The discussion centered on disaggregating data using an intersectional approach to identify patterns of inequality hidden in aggregate analysis.

Melissa Serafin will present to the Minnesota Police Mental Health Collaborations Symposium on her work to measure success in police mental health collaborations. In case you missed it, listen to Melissa and guests discuss law enforcement and social services partnerships.

Paul Mattessich will present a webinar on the Components of Successful Collaboration as part of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute's 2021 Speaker Series.

Several research staff are presenting at the 2021 Virtual Impact Summit from the Community Indicators Consortium. 

Michelle Decker Gerrard co-presented two sessions at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 2021 annual conference October 7 & 8: Tailoring Services to the Strengths and Needs of LGBTQ+ Youth and Adults experiencing Homelessness and Meeting Them Where They’re At: Understanding the Needs of People experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness.

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