Behrmann specializes in the implementation of large-scale studies serving low-income families and children. Currently, she is focused on site engagement for Building Bridges and Bonds, a federally funded study that aims to build evidence about promising approaches to improve outcomes for low-income fathers and their children. Her work at MDRC has also centered on home visiting programs serving pregnant women and new mothers, and on early childhood education policies and programs.
Prior to joining MDRC and turning her focus to domestic policy, Behrmann spent approximately five years working on the development, implementation, and management of impact evaluations in the international development field. She served in several capacities with Innovations for Poverty Action, including as Philippines Country Director. She holds a BA from Connecticut College and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).