This episode covers two-generational strategies for improving child wellbeing and addresses the relationship between discrimination and the risk for attempted or completed suicide.
Director of Research at NC Child
Whitney Tucker is Research Director at NC Child, where she leads the organization’s data and research initiatives and provides actionable analysis of public policies impacting North Carolina’s children and families.
Prior to joining NC Child, Whitney spent several years as Policy and Research Associate at Children’s Trust of South Carolina. In that role, she managed the South Carolina KIDS COUNT data program and coordinated the South Carolina Early Childhood Common Agenda, a statewide advocacy coalition promoting data- and equity-informed public policy changes on behalf of children ages 0-5. Preceding her work in South Carolina, she garnered experience within the Detroit Medical Center and as a Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar in the United States House of Representatives.
Whitney sits on the national steering committee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT data program. She also serves on the data and evaluation workgroups of the North Carolina Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative and the North Carolina Perinatal Health Strategic Plan.
Whitney is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Vanderbilt University.