Sara Gable

Director of Institute of Public Policy
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Sara Gable is the Director of the Institute of Public Policy in the Truman School of Public Affairs.  Her research interests center on child health, national and state policy for child care and early education, and young children’s quantitative development.  Her current research aims to improve school readiness among preschoolers at risk for school difficulties.  She is undertaking a series of experiments that integrate motor activity with counting and set-size labeling games to accelerate the onset of cardinal principle knowledge, the first milestone in children’s conceptual knowledge of the symbol system of numbers.  Additionally, from 2016-2019, Sara was the Faculty Fellow in the MU Office of Research and Economic Development and provided leadership for the university’s internal funding programs.