- 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
- Human Services
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- Family Support
- Training and Re-employment
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.