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Name: Jenny Afkinich
Title:Lead Research Analyst
Expertise:Statistical analysis, qualitative interviewing and data analysis, systems-involved youth, workforce development
Bio: Jenny Afkinich is the Lead Research Analyst for the PIEC program at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation. She supports the data management, evaluation, and outcomes reporting for federally- and state-funded projects, including large contracts from the Maryland State Department of Education to support SEFEL Pyramid Model implementation and evaluation and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Dr. Afkinich oversees two large state databases reflecting these activities. She is also the primary analyst for the SAMHSA-funded B’More SUCCEEDS project, which supports youth who may be pregnant or parenting and who are experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. Dr. Afkinich is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work PhD program. Prior to coming to the School of Social Work, she practiced as a social worker serving children and families who experienced family violence, homelessness, and juvenile justice involvement.