Danice Brown Guzmán is associate director of the Pulte Institute's Evidence and Learning Division. With over ten years of experience conducting research and managing projects in global contexts, Guzmán is an expert in experimental and quasi-experimental research design, power calculations, survey programming, and complex data analysis.
Previousely, Brown Guzmán monitored and evaluated the Ford Program's human development projects in East Africa, drawing on skills in statistical and network analysis. Prior to joining the Ford Program, Brown worked on the UN Relief and Works Agency monitoring and evaluation team in Jordan, where she took part in designing an impact evaluation of a vocational training program and a needs assessment for the Syria Response. She also worked as a project manager for Refugee Family Services in Atlanta, Georgia, designing monitoring and evaluation structures for youth development projects. Previously, Guzmán served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, designing and implementing projects in youth and community development. She holds a BA in anthropology and music from the University of Notre Dame and an MPP with a certificate in international development from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, where her research focused on the use of social network analysis in analyzing food security in the Middle East.
Ford Research Finds Diverse Friendships Foster Inter-Ethnic Trust in Kenyan Schools
Aug 24, 2022
Kenya’s 2013 Basic Education Act expanded the number of national schools and increased student body diversity quotas, presenting Ford Program researchers with the opportunity to study the effects of increased student body diversity on trust and tolerance.
Guzmán, Miller-Graff Coauthor Article on Childhood Violence in Peru
May 19, 2020
Danice Brown Guzmán, a Ford Program research associate, and Faculty Fellow Laura Miller-Graff are the coauthors, with Notre Dame graduate student Caroline Scheid, of a new paper in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community-based Research in Developing Countries
May 7, 2020
Two scholars with the Ford Program for Human Development Studies and Solidarity, research associate Danice Brown Guzmán and Director Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, have written a new Keough School Dignity and Development blog on COVID-19 and community-based research in developing countries. Several scholars with the Pulte Institute for Global Development coauthored the piece.