Andrew Burwick

Senior Researcher
  • Multi-method evaluation
  • Implementation analysis
  • Cost and benefit-cost analysis
  • Qualitative methods
  • Evaluation technical assistance
Focus Areas
  • Early Childhood
  • Child Welfare
  • Education
  • Family Support
  • TANF and Employment Issues
  • Youth Development
  • Human Services
About Andrew

Andrew Burwick has more than 15 years of experience evaluating the implementation and costs of family support, early childhood, and child welfare programs and policies. In addition to conducting rigorous studies of human services, he supports clients in developing research and learning agendas and delivers evaluation technical assistance.

Burwick has substantial experience analyzing programmatic costs and benefits. He has designed and directed cost analyses of center-based early childhood education, early childhood home visiting, and interventions to address trauma among children and adults in the child welfare system. As principal investigator for the Rural Welfare-to-Work Strategies Demonstration Evaluation, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, Burwick led implementation and benefit-cost analyses of an innovative life skills education program for hard-to-employ adults.

Burwick also has worked with government agencies and foundations to develop research agendas. He directed a project for OPRE to identify the knowledge base and research needs related to human services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations, including youth and adults. For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he is contributing to an effort to develop an equity-focused research agenda on policies to support families with young children.

As an experienced provider of evaluation technical assistance, Burwick supports funders and service providers in specifying theories of change, logic models, and measures of program fidelity and outcomes. He currently assists state and county agencies that are developing and evaluating interventions intended to prevent homelessness among youth aging out of foster care.

Burwick has presented his work to a range of research, policy, and practitioner audiences and served on the steering committee of the Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Research and Evaluation Workgroup. He holds an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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