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CPSP Directors

Irwin Garfinkel

Irwin Garfinkel conducts research on the costs and benefits of welfare state programs. Much of this work has focused on the economic insecurity of single mothers and their children and policies designed to increase their security. Garfinkel’s seminal work on child support policy has shed light on the nature, consequences, and promise of child support enforcement for ensuring economic security for children. In partnership with Sara McLanahan, Garfinkel developed the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study (funded by NICHD and foundations), that has become an important national resource providing new data on the growing—but little understood—population of unmarried parents and their children. In addition, Garfinkel is the Principal Investigator of the Robin Hood funded Poverty Tracker project, which uses representative longitudinal data from New York City to track the dynamics of poverty and wellbeing over time.

Email: ig3@columbia.edu

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Christopher Wimer

Christopher Wimer conducts research on the measurement of poverty and disadvantage in both local and national contexts, as well as historical trends in poverty and the impacts of social policies on the poverty rate.  He is the Project Director on the Robin Hood Poverty Tracker, and also manages and participates in the research on many of the Center’s  poverty-related research projects.  In addition to Wimer’s research on measuring poverty and disadvantage, he also focuses on how families cope with poverty and economic insecurity, with a particular focus on how families manage food insecurity and other forms of material hardship. His work pays particular attention to the role of government policies and programs and their potential impacts on the wellbeing of low-income families and children.

Email: cw2727@columbia.edu

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Staff

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Sophie Collyer
Research Analyst
smc2246@columbia.edu

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Robert Paul Hartley
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
rh2845@columbia.edu
 

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Jennifer Laird
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
jdl2105@columbia.edu

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Matthew Maury
Research Analyst
mm4783@columbia.edu

 

JaeHyun Nam
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
jn2462@columbia.edu

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Antonina (Tonya) Pavlenko
Research Analyst
ap3455@columbia.edu

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Naomi Zewde
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
nz2292@columbia.edu

 
 

Affiliated Faculty

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Heidi L. Allen
Associate Professor of Social Work
ha2332@columbia.edu

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Qin Gao
Professor of Social Policy and Social Work
qin.gao@columbia.edu

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Neeraj Kaushal
Professor of Social Policy
nk464@columbia.edu

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Ronald B. Mincy
Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice
rm905@columbia.edu

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Julien Teitler
Professor of Social Work and Sociology
jot8@columbia.edu

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Jane Waldfogel
Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children’s and Youth Problems
jw205@columbia.edu

external affiliates

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Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Parent Development and Education, Columbia Teachers College
brooks-gunn@columbia.edu

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Amanda Geller
Clinical Associate Professor, New York University
amanda.geller@nyu.edu

David B. Harris
President, Children's Research and Education Institute, Inc.
davidbharris@mac.com

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Felix Muchomba
Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work
felix.muchomba@rutgers.edu

 

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Lenna Nepomnyaschy
Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work
lennan@ssw.rutgers.edu

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Natasha Pilkauskas
Assistant Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
npilkaus@umich.edu

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Fred Ssewamala
Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
fms1@wustl.edu

 
 

Students

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Elizabeth Doran
Doctoral Student
elizabeth.doran@columbia.edu

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Miriam Edelman
Master's Student

me2008@columbia.edu
 

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Jeoung Min Lee
Master's Student
jl4729@columbia.edu

Jessica Pac
Doctoral Student
jep2189@columbia.edu

Rayven Plaza
Doctoral Student
rlp2113@columbia.edu

Laura Vargas
Doctoral Student
lxv2000@columbia.edu

Affiliated Staff 

M.K Babcock
Administration and Finance
mk.babcock@columbia.edu

Breandra (Brea) Barnes
Administration
bb2822@columbia.edu

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Michael Weisner
Research Systems Engineer
mw2931@columbia.edu