Research & Innovation

Yu Bai, PhD

Statistician III
yu.bai@duke.edu

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.

Phil Nousak, MS

Database Analyst
phil.nousak@duke.edu

Phil has been with Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy since 2010 and has worked on a number of early childhood intervention projects. At FCI, he provides SAS, database and reporting support for our research team.

Karen Pope

Analyst Programmer
karen.pope@duke.edu

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

Research Scientist
a.rybinska@duke.edu

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

Research Scientist
peter.rehder@duke.edu

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.

Research Analyst
winona.weindling@duke.edu

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.