Tara Phebus is the executive director at the Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV (NICRP). Its mission is to use community-based research and program evaluation to help improve the lives of children and families in Nevada.
Phebus has worked for the NICRP since 2004, where she conducts applied research and program evaluation. Her research and evaluation projects cover a variety of children's issues, including health and safety, injury prevention, child welfare, juvenile justice, early childhood education, and social marketing evaluation. Each year the NICRP issues reports on the health status of Nevada kindergartners and the manners and causes of child death cases in Nevada.
- B.A., Business Administration, Doane College
- B.A., Sociology, Doane College
- M.A., Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas