Tareena Musaddiq
Human Services

Tareena Musaddiq

Researcher
Pronouns she/her/hers

Tareena Musaddiq’s work focuses on education policy in K–12 schools and early childhood education.

Musaddiq has worked on a range of projects in education, early childhood, and nutrition. Her past work focused on the impact of free school meals under the Community Eligibility Provision in K–12 schools, change in demand for public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, interventions to improve attendance in K–12 schools, an evaluation of the transitional kindergarten program in Michigan, and an evaluation of a text-based peer mentoring program for new mothers. Musaddiq also plays a role on projects focusing on education, child health, and maternal health in the South Asian region. These projects span topics such as cash transfers, programs for girls’ education, school opening reforms, non-monetary incentives for behavioral change, and community health workers.

Musaddiq holds a Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University. She was previously a fellow in the Institute of Education Sciences’ postdoctoral training program in causal inference in education policy research, which took place through the Education Policy Initiative at the Ford School of Public Policy. Her work has been published in the Journal of Public Economics.

Expertise
  • Education policy
  • Evaluation design and analysis
  • Causal inference
Focus Area Topics
  • Education
  • Early Childhood
  • Nutrition
  • Human Services

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