Meet Karina

PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, & Statistics,
Columbia University

Karina G Diaz


Karina G. Diaz is a PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, & Statistics at Teachers College, Columbia University. Before that, she completed an M.A. in Economics and Education from the same institution and a B.S. followed by an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile.

Diaz was a researcher at the Department of Evaluation, Measurement and Educational Registration (DEMRE) and the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE), both at Universidad de Chile. She also collaborated as a research assistant at the Center for Technology and School Change (CTSC) at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the STEPP Center at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University. She currently works as a Research Specialist at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her research interests include methods for meta-analysis, design and analysis of experiments, and advances to missing data approaches. Much of her methodological work is motivated by statistical inference questions arising in social science research and, in particular, the design and analysis of randomized experiments and quasi-experiments in educational research. Along with this, she has actively sought to incorporate a gender perspective into her studies.


PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, & Statistics

Teachers College, Columbia University

M.A. in Economics and Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

B.S. & M.S. Industrial Engineering

Universidad de Chile


  • Meta-analysis
  • Design and analysis of experiments
  • Missing data