Stacey Tabbaa, MSSA

Research Associate
Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Stacey currency works with courts in Cuyahoga and Summit counties on their human trafficking dockets, as well as with the RAHAB safe house. In this role, Stacey helps evaluate data in order to ensure intervention strategies and support resources are effective. She specializes in outcome evaluation and her interests include social welfare research and community wellness. Stacey has been involved with data evaluation efforts for the past five years. Prior to joining the Begun Center, Stacey worked at the 3C Institute to implement data collection efforts assessing interventions using specified technological platforms and at the San Francisco VA Hospital as a Program Manager to coordinate a national study of veterans to assess substance use behaviors and the connection between marijuana use and overall health outcomes. Stacey received her Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in International Relations and Economics and her Master's degree in Social Science Administration (MSSA) from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world? Data collection and evaluation is critical to community understanding of community needs. In our efforts at Begun, we use data to tell a story about the world we live in and highlight areas in need of resources, and how to best employ those resources. Without an accurate picture of community health, we cannot be sure that our attempts to improve our community are effective or meaningful.

Q: What is a cause you are particularly passionate about? I'm specifically interested in effective interventions for at-risk youth.