I’m from Georgia, the country that is located at the intersection of Europe and Asia, the Black Sea and the Caucasus mountains. I have MD degree from Tbilisi State Medical University (2002) and MSW from Columbia University (2010) and have been working with UNICEF and other international and local non-governmental organizations mainly focusing on child welfare and juvenile justice reforms. As the principal investigator, I run several research projects both in Georgia and abroad.

My research interests are Child welfare, Child maltreatment, Gender based violence, Poverty, Social policy and Social protection.

For more details, please see my resume