Robin Lindquist-Grantz

Robin Lindquist-Grantz

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Robin Lindquist-Grantz is an expert in using participatory research methods to inform interventions and program development, interpretation of research findings, and actionable change. She incorporates her extensive experience in working with community-based organizations into the design of program evaluations and change strategies to help funders and practitioners use data to improve program quality and effectiveness.

Since joining Mathematica in 2022, Lindquist-Grantz has worked on projects related to child welfare, behavioral health, homelessness, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs. She currently serves as the deputy project director for a Children’s Bureau multiphase grant program to develop and evaluate comprehensive and innovative service models to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults involved in the child welfare system. She leads qualitative data collection for the Regional Partnership Grants to incorporate participant voice in the national cross-site evaluation, a project designed to improve outcomes for families with children affected by parental substance use. She serves as project director for an evaluation of a Peg’s Foundation project focused on collaborations between 911 and 988 to reduce hospitalizations and law enforcement involvement for people experiencing behavioral health crises. Lindquist-Grantz’ work has used storytelling methods to incorporate program participant perspectives in evaluations, training and coaching to support change strategies in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs, and coordinating learning communities for practitioners and evaluators.

Lindquist-Grantz’s work has been published in journals such as Children and Family Services Review, Journal of Drug Issues, and Health Promotion Practice. She holds a Ph.D. in educational studies with a focus on community-based action research from the University of Cincinnati. 

  • Participatory research
  • Program evaluation and rapid-cycle testing
  • Qualitative and mixed-methods research
  • Facilitation and collaborative processes
Focus Area Topics
  • Child Welfare
  • Family Support
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Youth Development

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