BreAnna Davis Tribble

January 26th, 2018 | by SRC

“Throughout my childhood, I was socialized to value education, family and community. These tenets ultimately became the core areas that I wanted to also focus on professionally. With an understanding of how structural, institutional, and individual racism impacts people of color, I spent the first few years of my career seeking to highlight how youth could persevere and excel, with the support of their families and communities, in spite of barriers that they faced. SRC appealed to me because of its mission to ensure that all children have the opportunity to thrive. This mission encouraged me to consider how my technical skills could be used to directly make a difference in the lives of black and brown youth during arguably the most critical developmental period of their lives.”

BreAnna enjoys learning about other people’s experiences, perspectives, and values. Her keen ability to recognize the emotions of others enables her to relate to her team members and partners in meaningful ways.

BreAnna has methodological expertise in quantitative research methods, including correlational research and survey methods, and in qualitative research methods, including in-depth interviews and focus groups.  She has training in several early childhood assessment and observation tools. At SRC, BreAnna provides expertise and guidance on evaluation and research design, including protocol development and sampling, as well as data collection management and analysis for city, state, and national-level projects.

BreAnna began her career as a research assistant for Black Families Research Group at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she learned culturally relevant research methods for designing and executing research with ethnic minority populations. She was also an Emerging Scholar at Urban Institute and a UNCF Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute pre-doctoral fellow. BreAnna earned both a Ph.D. in Family Science and an M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.