Managing Director of Healthy Families America Research

Research | Chicago, IL

Prevent Child Abuse America is a leading champion for all children in the United States. Founded in 1972, we are the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect, working to actively prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect before they occur and helping children grow up to be productive, contributing members of their communities and society. Our success is founded on a nationwide network of state chapters and nearly 600 Healthy Families America home visiting sites, which directly provide parents and caregivers a wide variety of services and resources. Our comprehensive approach is informed by science—we translate and disseminate innovative research to promote proven solutions that our vast network then puts into action. And we raise public awareness and advocate for family friendly policies at the national, state, and local levels to support transformative programs and promote the conditions and contexts that help children, families, and communities across the country thrive. Visit to learn more.


The primary role of the Managing Director of Healthy Families America (HFA) Research is to direct the development and management of research and evaluation activities for the HFA model. The Managing Director of HFA Research will oversee the development and maintenance of HFA’s data system (Learn, Evaluate, and Advance Practice—LEAP), engagement with HFA sites and stakeholders in the LEAP initiative, monitor and address data quality issues, and guide continuous quality improvement work across the HFA network.