Researchers from the University of Michigan and Nearby Institutions

The NPC draws on a deep and talented group of research scholars at the U-M and several local institutions. These scholars have extensive experience conducting poverty-related research and include affiliates from the medical school, economists, demographers, psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, social work and public health researchers, historians, and methodologists.

U-M and Local Research Affiliates contribute to our Working Paper Series, speak at NPC events, undertake collaborative research projects, review grant applications, and participate in our mentoring and training activities.

For more information about becoming a U-M or Local Research Affiliate, please contact Shawn Marie Pelak.


University of Michigan

William George Axinn, Professor, Department of Sociology; Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director, Population Studies Center; Faculty Member, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies; Director, Population and Ecology Research Laboratory-Nepal

Martha J. Bailey, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Jennifer S. Barber, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Research Professor, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center

John Bound, Professor, Department of Economics; Senior Research Scientist, Population Studies Center

Philip Bowman, Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity; Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education; Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics

Charles C. Brown, Professor, Department of Economics; Research Professor, ISR/Survey Research Center; Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center

Elizabeth E. Bruch, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Complex Systems

Sarah A. Burgard, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology; Joint Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Assistant Research Scientist, Population Studies Center

Nancy E. Burns, Warren E. Miller Professor, Department of Political Science; Director, Center for Political Studies

Mary E. Corcoran, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Department of Women's Studies; Senior Associate Scientist, Survey Research Center

Paul N. Courant, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Economics and of Information, Department of Economics, and School of Information; University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

Sandra K. Danziger, Professor, School of Social Work; Research Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Director, Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy

Sheldon H. Danziger, Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Director, Ford Foundation Program on Poverty and Public Policy; Research Professor, ISR/Population Studies Center

Matthew M. Davis, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Pamela Davis-Kean, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department; Research Associate Professor, Institute for Social Research, The Center for Human Growth and Development; Director, Center for the Analysis of Pathways from Childhood to Adulthood

John E. DiNardo, Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics

Susan M. Dynarski, Associate Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and School of Education; Faculty Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Reynolds Farley, Research Professor Emeritus, Population Studies Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology

David L. Featherman, Director, Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society; Professor, Department of Sociology and Psychology; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Gary L. Freed, Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health Delivery; Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy; Director, Division of General Pediatrics; Director, Child Heath Evaluation and Research Unit

Elisabeth R. Gerber, Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Joseph D. Grengs, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Jennifer J. Griggs, Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, and Health Management and Policy

Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

John W. Hagen, Professor and Chair of Student Academic Services, Department of Psychology; Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development

Richard L. Hall, Professor, Department of Political Science and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Lori Diane Hill, Assistant Professor, School of Education and College of Literature, Science, & Arts

James S. House, Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy and Sociology, Department of Sociology and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Joel D. Howell, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of History, and Department of Health Management and Policy; Victor Vaughan Collegiate Professor of the History of Medicine; Director, Program in Society and Medicine; Senior Associate Director, RWJ Clinical Scholars Program

James S. Jackson, Professor, Department of Psychology and Health Behavior and Health Education; Director, Institute for Social Research

Brian A. Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Director, Center on Local, State and Urban Policy

Sherrie A. Kossoudji, Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Paula M. Lantz, S.J. Axelrod Collegiate Professor of Health Management and Policy; Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy; Director, RWJ Scholars in Health Policy Research Program; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Helen G. Levy, Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Social Research; Assistant Research Scientist, School of Public Health

Richard L. Lichtenstein, Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy; Director, Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy; Director, Kellogg Health Scholars Program, Community Track

Laura Lein, Dean and Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work

Ann C. Lin, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Brian P. McCall, Professor of Education and Professor of Economics, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education; Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Catherine G. McLaughlin, Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health; Director, Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured

Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Sociology; Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center; Research Associate Professor and Associate Director, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

Susan A. Murphy, H.E. Robbins Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics; Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research; Professor, Psychiatry Department

Harold W. Neighbors, Professor, School of Public Health; Director, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health; Director, Program for Research on Black Americans; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Susan B. Neuman, Professor of Educational Studies, School of Education

Carla O'Connor, Associate Professor, School of Education

Richard H. Price, Barger Family Professor and Director, Organizational Studies Program; Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Robert F. Schoeni, Professor, Department of Economics and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Research Professor, Survey Research Center and Population Studies Center; Associate Director, Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Kristin S. Seefeldt, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

John E. Schulenberg, Professor, Department of Psychology; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research and Center for Human Growth and Development

H. Luke Shaefer, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Trina R. Shanks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Matthew D. Shapiro, Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics; Research Professor, Survey Research Center; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Daniel S. Silverman, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Jeffrey A. Smith, Professor, Department of Economics; Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Patricia K. Smith, Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Pamela J. Smock, Professor, Department of Sociology and Women's Studies; Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

Edward P. St. John, Algo D. Henderson Collegiate Professor of Education, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education

David E. Thacher, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Arland D. Thornton, Professor, Department of Sociology; Research Professor, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Maris A. Vinovskis, A.M. and H.P. Bentley Professor of History, Department of History; Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Senior Research Scientist, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

Robert J. Willis, Professor, Department of Economics; Research Professor, Survey Research Center and Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

Yu Xie, Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor, Department of Sociology; Professor, Department of Statistics; Research Professor, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Alford A. Young, Jr., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology and Center for Afro-American and African Studies

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