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Getaneh
Research Analyst

Getaneh supports data collection and processing to study the efficacy of social programs designed for low-income families and children. She currently works on MIHOPE, a large-scale evaluation that assesses the effects of home visiting programs on maternal and child health outcomes, child maltreatment, and school readiness. As a technical team member, she serves as a liaison between state agencies and the study team, acquiring administrative data and preparing it for analysis. Before joining MDRC, Getaneh worked as a health economics research assistant at the International Vaccine Institute, modeling the economic burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States. She earned a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in health finance from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BS in biochemistry from Virginia Tech.