Amy Gedal Douglass, who joined Wallace in 2018, manages research-related activities for the foundation’s social-emotional learning and arts initiatives.
She brings deep expertise in designing and leading research to understand how programs drive implementation and outcomes. Douglass has extensive experience in supporting educational and human services organizations in their use of data and continuous improvement methods to strengthen services and, ultimately, the organizations’ impact on child, family and community well-being.
Before joining Wallace, Douglass was the director of implementation and improvement in the Mental Health Innovation Lab at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also served as a senior consultant with The Lewin Group, working primarily on projects for the federal Office of Head Start. In addition, Douglass has worked throughout Asia designing and studying innovative approaches to educational, public health and civil society development challenges.
She received a doctorate in health behavior from the George Washington University, an M.P.H. in maternal and child health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in biology and society from Cornell University.