Cynthia Osborne

Associate Dean | Director
The University of Texas at Austin, Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center

Dr. Cynthia Osborne is a nationally known child and family policy scholar and the associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She is also the founder and director of the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center, a trusted resource for policymakers, advocates, and other stakeholders for the most comprehensive review of research and policies impacting the earliest years of a child’s life. Osborne is an appointed member of the National Academies of Sciences Committee to Reduce Child Poverty by Half in Ten Years. She has extensive experience leading long-term evaluations of state and national programs, with the aim of helping organizations understand what works and how to ensure sustainable implementation of effective policies. Osborne holds a Ph.D. in Demography and Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.



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