Anne Duggan, ScD

Director Emerita


Anne Duggan, ScD, is Professor Emerita of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Health Policy and Management, and Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She works with public and private agencies at all levels – national, state, and local – in research to strengthen services for young families to achieve health equity of children and parents. Much of her work focuses on early home visiting. She launched statewide evaluations of Hawaii, Maryland and New Jersey and served as co-principal investigator of the national evaluation of the federal scale up of evidence-based home visiting, taking the lead on its implementation study. She was founding director of the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) and is now Director Emerita. HARC’s role is to shift home visiting research to answer the question, what works best, for which families, in which contexts, why and how?  The goal is to broaden and strengthen home visiting’s role in improving population health by achieving greater equity through precision services responsive to parent, family and community context. HARC is engaging home visiting stakeholders in building the Precision Paradigm as the foundation for such research. The Paradigm incorporates a standard framework and language, stakeholder partnership, innovative research designs, and Open Science principles to promote cross-study, cross-model learning and evidence-based policy and practice. 

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