Crossroads strives to evaluate and measure its effectiveness through the collection of demographic, health, mental and emotional well-being, program participation, financial, and behavioral data from our clients. With the assistance of the research partners below, this data is analyzed to better understand the broader impact among low-income populations. The unique nature of this data has even garnered interest from researchers in China and the United Kingdom.
The research conducted by our partners not only aims to improve the lives of those we serve, but offers them a voice in matters which directly affect their lives and the well-being of their families.
Our research partners include:
- Dr. Tammy Leonard (University of North Texas) - behavioral economics
- Dr. Sandi Pruitt (UTSouthwestern Medical School) - social epidemiology and the health of vulnerable populations
- Antonio Lopez (UTSouthwestern Medical School) - nutritional knowledge of SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) recipients
- Robert Drake (UTSouthwestern Medical School) - emotion management
- Marc Jacobson (Baylor University) - Texas Hunger Initiative
- Charting the Course - a United Way initiative to study and combat childhood obesity
Recent Research Publications: