Adjunct Assistant Professor

Edith Kealey

Edith Kealey is the Research Director for the New York City Department of Social Services’ Office of Evaluation and Research, overseeing program evaluations, primary research, and policy analysis to inform agency programming and planning. The Office is engaged in projects across a broad range of social service programs including homelessness services, cash assistance, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Prior to joining HRA, Dr. Kealey spent over a decade as a research scientist with the New York State Office of Mental Health, where she managed statewide implementation and quality improvement initiatives focused on evidence-based practices and shared decision-making. She received her MSW and PhD degrees from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.