Tina Kauh joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2012 as a Research and Evaluation unit program officer with the Childhood Obesity team. In this role, she evaluates the work of grantees, develops new research and evaluation programs, helps to develop and monitor performance indicators, and disseminates lessons learned. With her focus on research and evaluation with ethnic and minority populations, she values the “opportunity to understand and address critical health issues, such as childhood obesity.”
Previously, Kauh was the senior research associate and director of Management Information Systems for Public/Private Ventures in Philadelphia, where she directed and managed evaluations of out-of-school time, mentoring, and violence reduction programs for youth. She also served as a statistical consultant for MentorPRO in Washington, D.C., was an evaluation advisory board member with the Providence After School Alliance, Providence, R.I., and worked as a graduate assistant and instructor for five years with The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Kauh earned a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University with a doctoral minor in Statistics. She also holds an MS in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College. She has authored numerous research reports and articles on reducing youth violence, working with at-risk middle- and high school-aged youth, and providing school-based mentoring programs. She is a member of the Society for Research on Adolescence, the Society for Prevention Research, the Society for Research in Child Development, the American Evaluation Association, and the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
Born in South Korea, Kauh grew up in Lower Merion, Pa. and now resides in Newtown, Pa. with her husband and two children. She enjoys watching a host of reality television shows and spending time with her family.