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 research implementation, 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. He has experience working extensively with community-based organizations to strengthen their abilities to collect and analyze data using valid measures and user-friendly information technology. Bright’s work has consistently focused on methods of bridging gaps between research and practice to strengthen and disseminate effective approaches to serving at-risk populations, including low-income families, unemployed adults, and ex-offenders. Bright has experience presenting at professional conferences, authoring reports and scholarly articles, and providing training in research methods and intervention implementation.
Bright is currently working on several evaluations using random assignment including two projects examining the impact of fatherhood program approaches and two federal evaluations examining the impact of workforce development and training programs.
Bright received his PhD from Columbia University and earned his MSW in 2008. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University. In his spare time, Bright edits video and still images of special events.