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Briefing: Digging into the Data on Families with Young Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

For the past 10 months, the University of Oregon’s Center for Translational Neuroscience, in partnership with the Urban Institute, has surveyed families with children ages 5 and younger to understand how they’re experiencing the pandemic and the unique challenges families of color, low-income families, and families of children with disabilities face. Join Urban and the University of Oregon for a briefing on the findings from the Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development (RAPID)–Early Childhood surveys, including a discussion about how policymakers can address short- and long-term challenges. Researchers will also discuss how policy staff can access and use RAPID data to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on the development and outcomes of young children.


  • Amy Elsbree, Senior Director, External Affairs, Urban Institute
  • Philip Fisher, Philip H. Knight Chair and Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon 
  • Erica Greenberg, Senior Research Associate, Center on Education Data and Policy, Urban Institute
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Date & Time Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Principal Research Associate
  • Senior Director, External Affairs