Brit Henderson
Research Associate, MDRC Center for Data Insights

Henderson’s work uses data science approaches to provide technical assistance to organizations and inform evaluations of policies, programs, and systems in a variety of domains, including criminal justice, employment and training, education, and youth development. They are experienced in directing and managing projects; overseeing the acquisition, integration, processing, and analysis of complex administrative data sources; mapping system processes and data flows; research design; impact analysis; equity analysis; providing technical assistance to organizations; and collecting qualitative data through on-site observations, document reviews, interviews, focus groups, and participatory methods.

They are the project director for a study of United Way of King County’s Bridge to Finish program, which provides basic needs services to community college students to increase equity in educational attainment. They are also the co-principal investigator and impact lead for the NJ CARE project; the data manager and quantitative lead for the OTTERS project, which aims to optimize chatbot messaging to increase access to postsecondary training and education in Washington state; and the quantitative and equity advisor for the Pretrial Justice Collaborative project. Past projects include the impact evaluation of New York City’s Supervised Release program, the Youth Villages Transitional Living Program Evaluation, and an evaluation of the Re-Integration of Ex-Offenders Program. They earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where they are currently a doctoral candidate in sociology.