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Since 2012, the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has generated and supported rigorous research to help policymakers make evidence-based decisions that address systemic barriers and improve educational outcomes for children across the country.

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Education Policy Initiative

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 South State Street, Suite 5100
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
P: (734) 615-6330

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Michigan Education Data Center


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Key Contacts

Administrative questions:
Tracey Van Dusen
Mon - Fri (remote) 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Center operations questions:
Nicole Wagner Lam
Summer schedule:
May 9 - June 10: Mon-Th: (office 9:30 am - 3:00 pm); (remote 4:00 - 5:00 pm); Fridays (remote)
June 13 - mid- August: Mon-Th: (office) 8:30 - 4:30; Fridays (remote)

MERI research application questions:
Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija
Summer Schedule:
May 9 - June 10: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon (remote), Tues (office), Wed (remote), Thurs (office), Fri (remote) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Samuel Owusu
Mon (remote), Tues - Thurs (office), Fri (remote) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Annie Taylor
Mon - Fri (remote) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST

MEDC and data management questions:
Kyle Kwaiser
Mon (office), Tues, Wed (remote), Thurs (office), Fri (remote) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thomas Staines
Mon, Tues (office), Wed, Thurs (remote), Fri (remote for summer) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Qia Yang
Mon, Tues (office) Wed - Fri (remote) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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