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Emily Mann

Teaching Professor of Human Services; Senior Research Associate, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Emily Mann is a teaching professor in the Human Services Program and a senior research associate at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University. She is a founding member of the Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL), which is a hub for community-based evaluation. Dr. Mann’s teaching focuses on child and adolescent development, social research methods, social policy, and prevention science. Her current research highlights the impacts of educational and clinical interventions on youth development and includes several community-based program evaluations.

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Mann, E.A., Gardiner, L. (2020). COVID-19 Special Investigation Report: K-12 Education in New England. Global Resilience Institute- Northeastern University.

Mann, E.A., Gardinier, L., Ahmid, K., & Senescall, M. (2020). 826 Boston Writers’ Room Evaluation: Final Report, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Gardinier, L., E.A.Mann, & Vega, M. (2020). UP2US Program Evaluation: OPEN Bystander Intervention Report, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Gardinier, L., & Mann, E.A. (2018). Bystander Intervention Evaluation for OPEN, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Gardinier, L. & Mann, E.A. (2018). Civic Engagement Project: Final Report, City and Community Affairs, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Mann, E.A. featured In Gardinier, L. (2017). Service-Learning Through Community Engagement: What Community Partners and Members Gain, Lose, and Learn from Campus Collaborations. Springer Publishing Company.

Mann, E.A. (2017). Youth Development Initiative Project (YDIP) Report to City and Community Affairs, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Jennings, J., Burkes, E., Bernard, R., Mann, E., and Faude, S. (2016). Bridges and Barriers: A survey of Massachusetts College Access and Success Programs. Report submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

Gardiner, L., Kleber, M., & Mann, E.A. (2015). Jumpstart Corps Members and the Pipeline to Education Professions. Unpublished report prepared for Jumpstart Learning Collaborative.

Kleber, M., Mann, E.A., Gardiner, L. (2015). Newton, Massachusetts Benchmarking Success Study. Unpublished report to Mayor Setti Warren, City of Newton, MA.

Mann, E.A., Gardinier, L., Faude, S., & Soto Viquez, A. (2013). Starting Strong: Evaluation of the Strong Start Early Intervention Program: Implications for Expansion and Replication. Unpublished report to the Barr Foundation and Family Services of Greater Boston.

Mann, E.A., Gardinier, L., McCarthy, R., & Barrows, C. (2012). Youth Development Initiative Project (YDIP): Evaluation of Program Model and Future Recommendations.  Unpublished report to the Northeastern University Public Affairs.

Mann, E.A., Park, J.M., & McCartney, K. (2007). Preschool predictors of the need for remedial and special education. Elementary School Journal, 107, 3, 273-285.

Mann, E.A. & Reynolds, A.J. (2006). Early intervention and juvenile delinquency prevention: Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study. Social Work Research, 30, 153-167.

Reynolds, A.J., Temple, J.A., Robertson, D.L., & Mann, E.A. (2006). Age 21 cost-benefit analysis of the Title I Chicago Child-Parent Centers. Reprinted in Modern Classics in the Economics of Education, Clive Belfield, Ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Mann, E.A. and Roberts, G. (2006). Bridge the Gap: An evaluation of the feasibility and efficacy of a novel early intervention program for former very low birth-weight children. Unpublished report to the Deborah Munroe Noonan Foundation.

Smokowski, P., Mann, E.A., Reynolds, A.J., & Frasier, M. (2004). Longitudinal relationships among childhood risk and protective factors and late adolescent adjustment domains: In inner city minority youth. Children and Youth Services Review26, 63-91.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education (2005-2007)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Judge Baker Children’s Center (2003-2005)

  • Clinical Research Training Program in Psychiatry & Education
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • Department of Human Development and Psychology


RIZE MA, Emily Mann, Margot Abels, and Lori Gardinier, 2021-2023
Students supported: Medha Sthalekar and additional support provided by Health Equity Interns (HEI) Norlda Jean, Bryanna Testino, Ivy Khevali and William Schweitzer

OPEN Bystander Intervention EvaluationLori Gardinier and Emily Mann, 2018-2020, Funding from an anonymous donor to the CSSH
Student supported: Monica Vega

826 Boston Writers’ Room EvaluationEmily Mann and Lori Gardinier, 2016-2020, Funding is from 826 Boston, 826 National and Hearst Foundation
Students supported: Kaleem Ahmid and Marie Senescall


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