Kristen Faucetta
Research Associate
Family Well-Being and Children’s Development

For the past several years, Faucetta has worked on evaluations of early childhood home visiting programs that support families across many domains of family and child functioning, with the goals of preventing child maltreatment, supporting positive parenting practices, improving maternal and child health outcomes, and promoting child development and school readiness. She currently works on the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), a federally funded study that assesses the effects of early childhood home visiting programs as children age. She leads the MIHOPE long-term follow-up, planning for analyses of data collected when children in the study are in kindergarten and third grade. She also worked on the Family Level Assessment and State of Home Visiting project, a federally funded study that examined the outreach, recruitment, and enrollment processes of home visiting programs. Earlier in her tenure at MDRC, Faucetta worked on the Supporting Healthy Marriage project, a federally funded evaluation of a marriage education program that aimed to support married couples with low incomes. Before joining MDRC in 2011, Faucetta analyzed data at New York City’s Department of Homeless Services and interned at Children’s Rights. As a Fulbright scholar in Bulgaria, Faucetta studied the aging-out process for teenagers living in children’s institutions. She did her undergraduate work in political science at Boston College and has a master’s degree with a concentration in policy from the Columbia School of Social Work, with a focus on family, youth, and children’s services. She is currently pursuing a PhD in social welfare at the City University of New York Graduate Center.



Results from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation


Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Follow-Up in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)


Final Impacts from the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation