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Sharon Newburg-Rinn

Sharon Newburg-Rinn, Ph.D.

Social Science Research Analyst
Office of Data, Analysis, Research & Evaluation
Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children & Families (ACF)
U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services
Switzer Building
330 C Street, SW, Room 3042
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 205-0749
Email: sharon.newburg-rinn@acf.hhs.gov

Biographical Summary

Sharon Newburg-Rinn has a Ph.D. in Human Development with an emphasis on measurement and evaluation issues. She has taught at the University of Maryland and also worked at Gallaudet University with deaf students. Since 2000, she has been a Social Science Research Analyst at the Children’s Bureau, Office of Data, Analysis, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families (Dept. of HHS). She is experienced in instruments to assess social and emotional well-being of children and youth, especially those with disabilities. She currently focusses on research on the impact on children in the child welfare system of prenatal substance exposures. She particularly focuses on alcohol and opiates, which are often found together, a circumstance that can easily confound research results. She represents ACF at the Interagency Coordinating Committee on FASD and collaborates with the CDC on related research.