Project Planner I
Jennifer Hurtgen is a Project Planner I in Sanford supporting the research efforts of Manoj Mohanan. Since joining Sanford, Jennifer has helped coordinate several research projects actively collecting data on topics as varied as mental health and well-being of families across India, economic well-being and family resilience of low-wage workers in Philadelphia, and professional development efficacy of early literacy teachers working with NC Latino English language learners.
In addition to her current work on Mohanan’s SEHAT project, she is serving on a project management pilot core in Duke’s Office of Research Initiatives, helping researchers across the university with acute project management needs.
Prior to joining Duke, she was a data coordinator for the nationally-representative longitudinal Add Health study at the Carolina Population Center in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a data collector at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and a kindergarten teacher at public and private schools. She received her Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from UNC-Greensboro and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill.