Research & Innovation
Yu Bai, PhD
Yu has worked with Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy since 2008 on a number of projects researching and evaluating early childhood programs. As statistician for FCI, his work includes data management and analysis, as well as developing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Karen Pope is an analyst programmer who has been with the Center for Child and Family Policy since 2001, working on a number of early childhood projects. As part of FCI’s team, Karen provides database and reporting support to our research team and to Family Connects sites.
Anna Rybińska, PhD
Anna joined the Center for Child and Family Policy in August 2019, working as a postdoctoral research scientist on several projects, including FCI. Her research interests focus broadly on the variation in family formation patterns across time, space, and social groups and the implications of family formation patterns on the well-being of mothers and their children.
Peter Rehder, PhD
Peter is a research scientist working on several projects at the Center for Child and Family Policy, including FCI. His research uses a biopsychosocial approach to understanding parent–child relationships, self-regulatory development, and emerging externalizing and neurodevelopmental psychopathology in infancy and childhood. For his work with FCI, Peter primarily assesses the short- and long-term impacts of Family Connects on parenting and children’s social, emotional, and cognitive functioning.
Winona Weindling, Ed.M.
Prior to joining FCI, Winona worked with the NC Early Education Coalition, advocating for and researching policies that benefit infants, toddlers, and their families. She has also worked in child care centers and elementary schools supporting young children’s learning and development. At FCI, Winona supports ongoing research projects and reports on program implementation.