Kristen Brunner Hislop

Senior Researcher

Kristen Brunner Hislop is a Senior Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, where she serves as Project Director for Chapin Hall’s Multistate Foster Care Data Archive. The Archive is a longitudinal file that forms the core of the Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Data. Hislop coordinates the acquisition and maintenance of Archive data and manages the development and processing of the state data as well as the maintenance and ongoing development of the Archive database. She has been Project Director of the Archive since 1998 and has been Database Manager, providing research support for the Center for State Child Welfare Data, since 2001. She also currently has primary analytic responsibility for performance assessment related to the Texas Foster Care Redesign and San Francisco County Performance Based Contracting. Hislop has broad experience with data analysis, policy analysis, data management, program evaluation, and social service financing.

Hislop has also had primary analytic responsibility for a utilization review performed for a consortium of children’s behavioral health agencies and for the coordination of data acquisition and development for the New Jersey Core Child Welfare Database project. Before coming to Chapin Hall, she worked for the New York State Division of Budget, where she had responsibility for programs in both the Mental Health and Substance Abuse unit and the Child Welfare unit.

Hislop holds an MA in Public Affairs, with concentrations in policy analysis and management of public and nonprofit organizations, from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

MA in Public Affairs, with concentrations in policy analysis and management of public and nonprofit organizations, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

Wulczyn, F., & Hislop, K. B. (2002). Adoption dynamics: Comparative results for sub-populations. Report to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wulczyn, F., & Hislop, K. B. (2002). Growth in the adoption population. Report to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wulczyn, F., & Hislop, K. B. (2002). Foster care dynamics in urban and non-urban counties. Report to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wulczyn, F., Hislop, K. B., & Harden, B. J. (2002). The placement of infants in foster care. Infant Mental Health Journal, 23(5), 454-475.

Wulczyn, F., & Brunner, K. (2000). Infants and toddlers in foster care. Protecting Children, 16(1), 4-11.

Wulczyn, F., & Brunner, K. (2000). Experience of children 12-17 entering care: Findings from the Multistate Foster Care Data Archive. In Transition from foster care: A state-by-state data base overview, Executive summary. (pp. 10 – 11). Seattle, WA: Casey Family Programs.