Yuk (Erica) Pang
Erica Pang is a human development and family studies researcher interested in the role of race, class, and gender among families of color, as well as adolescent and young adulthood development. Erica partners with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services to improve the recruitment, training, support, and retention of New York City foster caregivers. She also works on evaluating the effects of interdisciplinary approaches to legal representation for parents involved in child abuse and neglect cases, and data analyses in support of child welfare class action litigation in Oklahoma. Prior to joining Action Research, Erica served as a graduate research assistant at the Iowa State University Child Welfare Research and Training Project while obtaining her doctorate. She conducted training evaluations trainings and contributed to a study of the AmeriCorps Partnering to Protect Children (APPC) program in Iowa. She received her B.S. in Psychology, M.S. and PhD. in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University.