Subuhi Asheer’s research focuses on the programs, people, and policies serving marginalized children, youth, and families. She specializes in studying program implementation and using innovative and beneficiary-centered strategies to better understand how and why programs do or don’t work for the people they are intended to serve.
Since joining Mathematica in 2007, Asheer has worked on projects spanning a broad spectrum of topics including early childhood, youth development, preventing teen pregnancy, healthy marriage and relationship education, and child maltreatment prevention. Currently, she is leading multiple large-scale implementation studies of programs designed to prevent or delay teen pregnancy, including three programs for young parents as part of the Evaluation of Programs for Expectant and Parenting Youth, the study of Making Proud Choices, and a cross-site study of 43 federal grantees working to formatively refine their programs for implementation and evaluation. Asheer is also conducting a formative evaluation of a facilitation training program for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education facilitators, and an implementation evaluation of a Tribal quality improvement center for programs to prevent and treat child maltreatment.
Before joining Mathematica, Asheer was program director for Moving Forward, an effort to provide mental and emotional health and employment services to immigrant communities affected by 9/11 in New York City. Asheer’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Adolescent Health and Maternal and Child Health Journal, and she is a member of the American Public Health Association. She holds an M.P.H. in international health from Yale University.