Callie has worked at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) since 2018. Callie works on the Child Health and Development Project: Mississippi Thrive! This project is a cooperative agreement funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) that includes the SSRC and the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Children’s of Mississippi. The project goal is to improve Mississippi’s early childhood developmental health system. Callie’s contributions to the project include health promotion/media, state agency training, and collective impact/policy work.
Callie is also part of the Mississippi KIDS COUNT research team, an Annie E. Casey-funded program that provides policy- relevant data about the well-being of children in Mississippi. Callie also worked for two
years on the evaluation team of the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Callie holds a B.A. in psychology from Millsaps College with minors in English and business and a concentration in human services. She also holds an M.A. in education from Prescott College with a concentration in cultural studies. Before coming to the SSRC, Callie worked in children’s behavioral health and early childhood and elementary education in Arizona, Japan, Alaska, and California.