Dr. Reshmi Nair is a data analyst at the Moore Center who recently joined our growing research team. Reshmi manages data for our research projects and conducts statistical analysis to help us answer questions about child sexual abuse prevention. Her job is critical to the Moore Center, as we rely on her ability to certify that data standards are developed and maintained.
Reshmi understands the challenge of working with complex data sets and the importance of ensuring the accuracy of our findings “I enjoy working and engaging on challenging projects. It stimulates my imagination and thinking process. Collaborating with others is an empowering way to learn. The desire to learn and improve motivates me to work hard,” says Reshmi.
Before moving to Baltimore and joining the Moore Center, Reshmi received her doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Wyoming.
So far Reshmi has learned a lot at the Moore Center, not just about our research projects developing primary prevention interventions targeted to at-risk children and families, but also about policies, including sex offender registration and notification, and how they affect communities.
“The extent to which these policies negatively impact individuals, especially youth, and their families has been particularly surprising to me,” says Reshmi.
Reshmi came to the U.S. from Kerala, a southern state in India but spent her childhood in Chandigarh, which is a beautiful city situated in north India at the foothills of the Himalayas. When she’s not at work, she likes to experiment in the kitchen as well as cook some of her family’s favorite foods. When she visits family back home in India, she makes a point to enjoy the local cuisines.