Robert M. Goerge
Robert M. Goerge is a Chapin Hall Senior Research Fellow with more than 25 years of research focused on improving the available data and information on children and families, particularly those who require specialized services related to maltreatment, disability, poverty, or violence. Dr. Goerge developed Chapin Hall’s Integrated Database on Child and Family Programs in Illinois, which links the administrative data on social service receipt, education, criminal and juvenile justice, employment, healthcare, and early childhood programs to provide a comprehensive picture of child and family use of publicly provided or financed service programs. His work provides high-quality information to policymakers to improve the programs serving children and their families. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also leads a collaborative project with the U.S. Census Bureau, entitled, Using Linked Data to Advance Evidence-Based Policymaking, funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
In addition to his Chapin Hall work, he is a Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy and Computation Institute at the University of Chicago, where he is co-PI on a NSF-funded grant entitled, “An Urban Sciences Research Coordination Network for Data-Driven Urban Design and Analysis.” He is a Lecturer at the Harris School for Public Policy Studies. He is a Member of the Modernizing Crime Statistics Panel of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Goerge received his Ph.D. from the School of Social Service Administration of the University of Chicago. He is also co-founder of the International Society for Child Indicators.
Areas of Expertise
- Child and family policy
- Child welfare services
- Social policy research
- Longitudinal data analysis
- Information technology in the human services
- Management of public welfare agencies