Nickie Fung
Human Services

Nickie Fung

Name Pronunciation Nick-ee Fuh-ng
Pronouns she/her

Nickie Fung specializes in formative, qualitative, and implementation research on programs and policies designed to coordinate a variety of services for children and their families.

Since joining Mathematica in 2015, Fung has worked on a range of projects in the areas of early childhood, child welfare, and family support. Currently, she is the task lead for a literature review about centralized services for children and families. She is also the task lead on qualitative data collection for a formative evaluation of three states that are implementing pre-K quality improvement. Past projects include a descriptive study of two-generation programs, a literature review and qualitative data collection about coordinated service approaches, and a pilot study describing the implementation of a Breakthrough Series Collaborative in the child welfare system.

Before joining Mathematica, Fung conducted qualitative education research on the implementation of a college access program and the implications of state budget cuts on K–12 education. Fung holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Qualitative methods
  • Implementation science
  • Evidence-based technical assistance
  • Coordinated services and two-generation approaches
  • Programs and policies designed to serve children in low-income households and their families
Focus Area Topics
  • Human Services
  • Early Childhood
  • Child Welfare
  • Family Support
  • Employment
  • Training and Re-employment

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