Allison Lowery, MPA

Early Childhood & Disabilities

Research Assistant

(313) 577-8993


Allison joined the Center for Urban Studies in 2020. Allison started her career working with youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems in 2004. After several years of working in these systems, she recognized that an overwhelming number of system-involved youth have experienced trauma. She was excited to join Easterseals to work for the newly formed Trauma Assessment program for children in 2013 and assisted with the coordination and evaluation of the program as the Program Coordinator and then the Program Evaluation Coordinator. She has held a position as a Research and Learning Specialist at United Way for Southeastern Michigan, focusing on research and evaluation projects for the Healthy Kids and Education programs. Prior to joining the University, she held a position as a Research and Evaluation Project Manager at Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network where she managed multiple research and evaluation projects for the Children’s Initiatives Department.


Allison earned a Masters of Public Administration degree from Wayne State University in 2018. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, also from WSU.