Hannah Collins has joined the Parenting Journey team as the research manager. Hannah is originally from Seattle, Washington and graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in community health and international relations.
Previously, Hannah worked at Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER), which is currently working on a long term evaluation of Massachusetts Healthy Families, a home visiting program for teen parents. Hannah worked on the early childhood study, which looks at the long term impact that the program had on families and children. As part of her role, Hannah worked on recruitment and outreach for participants, interviewed mothers, and worked on a qualitative coding team. Through TIER, Hannah developed a strong interest in maternal and child health and the impact that community resources and support have on parents and families.
Additionally, Hannah spent her last year at Tufts working with a group of community health students, professors, and community members to conduct community based participatory research in Medford, Massachusetts. Their research team partnered with Medford Health Matters and other community groups to look at the organizational perspective on current issues in Medford. This included identifying major health concerns of the Medford population, identifying community assets, and linking together various organizations that serve the Medford population. The research team conducted dozens of interviews and disseminated various findings to the community, including the Mayor’s office.