Lama Hassoun Ayoub
Human Services

Lama Hassoun Ayoub

Principal Researcher
Name Pronunciation Luh-muh HA-soon Aye-yoob
Pronouns she/her

Lama Hassoun Ayoub’s work focuses on equitable research and evaluation in Human Services. She has expertise in research and evaluation in the public health, criminal justice, education, and developmental science sectors. She brings an equity-centered approach to all her work, including research and technical assistance efforts with foundations and the federal government.

Hassoun Ayoub brings a wealth of substantive technical expertise to Mathematica from her prior work as a principal investigator and project director for multi-site evaluations, randomized controlled trials, and mixed-method studies. Throughout her career, she has focused on community-engaged research that tackles systemic and structural inequities. Her research has included work on public health, violence prevention, the school-to-prison pipeline, and justice systems, including the tribal justice system.

Hassoun Ayoub has published in numerous journals, including the Journal of School Violence, Psychology of Violence, and Experimental Criminology. She holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is a Ph.D. candidate in developmental psychology at Wayne State University.

  • Equitable research and evaluation
  • Community-engaged research
  • Training and technical assistance
  • Evaluation design, including experimental, mixed-methods, and qualitative
Focus Area Topics
  • Population Health
  • Human Services
  • Justice
  • Education

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