Research Analyst II, Duke Center for Child & Family Policy
Sonya Ulrich is a research analyst who has been with the Center since 2011. She is currently working on several ongoing program evaluations, including:
- Incredible Years Dinosaur School, a randomized controlled trial of self-regulation interventions in 120 North Carolina PreK classrooms.
- Partnering for Excellence, a program funded by Duke Endowment to improve the integration of child mental health services into child welfare.
- The East Durham Children’s Initiative, which provides multiple services and supports for children who reside in a 120-block area east of downtown Durham, N.C.
- Trauma-Informed Infant and Toddler Care, a professional development framework to provide training and coaching on trauma-informed care to caregivers in infant/toddler classrooms.
- Responsive Early Access for Durham’s Young Children (READY), a federally-funded early intervention collaboration designed to increase access to evidence-based services for identifying and addressing behavioral and emotional concerns in young children.
- Preschool Development Grant Needs Assessment, a collaboration with the Hunt Institute to support the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDEE) in completing updates to NC Preschool Development Needs Assessment.
Sonya received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa and her M.S. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to the Center, Sonya worked as a behavioral specialist for children and as a data manager for Contract Research Organizations in California and Connecticut. Outside of work, Sonya enjoys outside activities with friends and family, especially running, hiking, and kayaking.