Bright Sarfo joined MEF Associates as a Research Associate in 2015, bringing more than 10 years of experience in research, program evaluation, and data analysis. He has a strong background in implementation research, process evaluation, building assessments, quantitative and qualitative methods, and behavioral intervention development. He has applied his skills to programs and research projects in the areas of public health, fatherhood, workforce development, financial empowerment, and criminal justice.
Bright’s work focuses on building evidence-based practice in the areas of fatherhood and healthy relationships using rigorous research designs, process analysis, and capacity building strategies. At MEF Bright has worked on national evaluation projects for the Department of Labor and the Administration for Children and Families. He has worked as a lead liaison for local organizations to conduct process studies and provide technical assistance in the form of training, evaluation planning and site monitoring. Bright has held leadership positions on projects examining fatherhood interventions, child support enforcement practices, economic empowerment initiatives, and workforce development programs.
Bright is currently working on several studies using random assignment including Building Bridges and Bonds, the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt, and an evaluation of the Health Professional Opportunity Grants.
Bright received his PhD from Columbia University and earned his MSW in 2008. He earned his BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University. Bright is also a photographer and consistently ensures he captures all of the office’s special events in great fashion.