Elizabeth Mugo
Human Services

Elizabeth Mugo

Research Analyst
Name Pronunciation Moo-go
Pronouns she/her

Elizabeth Mugo specializes in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis of programs that support families and youth.

Since joining Mathematica in 2020, Mugo has worked on a range of projects in the areas of child welfare, family engagement, teen pregnancy prevention, and family support. Currently, she is a task lead providing evaluation technical assistance to agency partners in Colorado on a summative evaluation for Building Capacity to Evaluate Interventions for Youth/Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement at Risk of Homelessness. This project includes an impact and implementation study of one comprehensive service model. Mugo led interviews and qualitative analysis as part of the Statewide Family Engagement Center implementation study, which investigates the strategies and services grantees provided and their experiences engaging parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mugo’s past work includes supporting user experience research to inform dashboards, leading data collection from over 300 sexual risk avoidance education grantees on the impact of COVID-19 on service delivery, and serving as a project manager of over 10 contracts. She holds a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Washington and Lee University, where she was a Questbridge Scholar.

  • Qualitative methods
  • Implementation and process evaluation
  • Instrument design
Focus Area Topics
  • Family Support
  • Youth Development
  • Education
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Human Services

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