Lacey Hartigan

Ed.D. Program


Lacey Ann Hartigan is a senior research associate based in Nashville, TN. Her works focuses on prevention science and behavioral health in school and community settings and includes work on numerous federally-funded projects such as Tennessee AWARE, Tennessee Together, Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx), and Tennessee’s State Opioid Response (SOR). Previous positions include research analyst at the Tennessee Department of Education, research assistant for the Seattle Social Development Research Group, and high school math teacher in Savannah, GA. Lacey earned her doctorate from the University of Washington’s College of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with a focus in quantitative methods. Her dissertation employed propensity score matching methods to identify potential predictors associated with high school equivalency (HSE) recipients’ eventual life course outcomes in the NLSY97 longitudinal dataset. This research was funded through an American Educational Research Association (AERA) dissertation award. Lacey has a Master of Education from the Institute for the Study of Students at Risk at the University of Maine, Orono and a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from Cornell University. Lacey grew up in a tiny town in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and, as such, is passionate about the outdoors and conservation. She is also very involved in the Nashville soccer community, is an avid concert goer, and currently resides in East Nashville with her dog, Sounder.