Nena F. Stracuzzi

Nena F. Stracuzzi
Faculty Fellow
Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, Northeastern University

Nena Stracuzzi is currently a senior resesarch and teaching fellow in Northeastern University's School of Education. Previously she served as an assistant research professor at the Carsey Institute. She began as a postdoctoral fellow in 2006, shortly after receiving her doctorate degree from the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. While in graduate school, her primary research interests were in motherhood, family, gender, and medical sociology. At Carsey, as most of her research revolves around family and parenting and issues involving women and work. Along with a team of researchers, Nena wrote a policy brief that looked at New Hampshire Healthy Kids (NHHK), the nonprofit corporation that administers Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for children.

Other projects included an assessment of the relationship between the availability of and accessibility to healthy foods and diet-related health outcomes in New Hampshire. Nena is also combining her interests in family and parenting with her burgeoning interests in rural communities and youth development by working with a team of Carsey fellows to collect data from middle and high school students in northern New Hampshire to examine the social factors associated with a successful transition to adulthood and to the development of human capital in rural New Hampshire.

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