Christine VanDonge, Ph.D.

senior research analyst I


Christine VanDonge joined ASR as a Senior Research Analyst in 2016. Prior to joining ASR, she worked as a lead analyst at the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University. Dr. VanDonge has extensive experience working with and researching at-risk youth and youth involved with the child welfare system. She not only has direct service experience with these populations via therapy, but also has conducted a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research. She has coordinated evaluations focused on youth and families involved with juvenile justice and child welfare systems. She has also worked on projects focused on mental health and substance use.  Some of the recent projects in which Christine has been involved include the development of the most recent Local Action plan for San Mateo County Probation, the annual evaluation of JJCPA/JPCF funded programs for both San Mateo County and Santa Clara County Probation, and the evaluation of the Co-Occurring Mental Health Court and Juvenile Drug Court in Sacramento.     

She holds a MS in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University.

When she is not working, Christine enjoys cooking, traveling, college football (Go Clemson!), and spending time with her family.