Kaitlyn Doerge, MSSW, Research Coordinator

Kaitlyn Doerge

“Child and family well-being encompasses so many different things. As our team grows, I love that our areas of focus widen to capture the many elements that make up that overall picture of well-being.”

Kaitlyn Doerge is a Research Coordinator with the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing at the University of Texas at Austin. Kaitlyn has a passion for qualitative research, especially hearing from people and families directly impacted by programs, policies, and systems. Kaitlyn began her career working directly with youth aging out of foster care, teens who were pregnant and/or parenting, and children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Before transitioning to her research role, Kaitlyn completed the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Policy Fellowship Program. Kaitlyn graduated in 2012 from St. Edward’s University with her Bachelor of the Arts in Social Work with a minor in Spanish language. She obtained her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015.

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