Dr. Elaine Anderson
September 20, 2018

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) recently selected Dr. Elaine Anderson as the new editor of NCFR’s research and policy briefs. Dr. Anderson will assist in research on families to help inform decisions that affect families at the federal, state, and local levels. In this position she will utilize a family perspective to provide evidence-based research to policymakers.

“I am quite honored to take on the responsibility of editor of the NCFR research and policy briefs,” Dr. Anderson said. “I believe that the scholars and professionals within NCFR can play an important role in providing evidence-based research guidance to policymakers through these policy briefs. I look forward to working with NCFR to identify more timely topics and to expand the impact of our research and policy briefs.”

Dr. Anderson is a nationally recognized leader and scholar in the field of family policy, and her research has been widely published and presented. She is the founder and co-director of the Maryland Family Policy Impact Seminar and serves as the ADVANCE Professor here in the School of Public Health. Dr. Anderson recently concluded her term as chair of the UMD Department of Family Science, after nearly a decade. She is a past president of NCFR, served as chair of the NCFR Family Policy Section, and has been a member of the editorial board of NCFR’s Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science since 1995. She was named an NCFR Fellow in 2000.

“Dr. Anderson has impressive family policy knowledge and experience; a solid, established scholarship record emphasizing family-related topics, including policy; and demonstrated competence in writing research and policy briefs,” says Jennifer Crosswhite, Ph.D., NCFR’s director of research and policy education. “She will make an excellent editor of the research and policy briefs.”

Congratulations to Dr. Anderson on this accomplishment!

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