Beth Mattingly is director of research on vulnerable families at the Carsey School of Public Policy. She manages all of Carsey’s policy relevant work relating to family well-being. Her interests center on women, children, and family well-being. Her work at Carsey examines child poverty and how different family policies affect rural, suburban, and urban families and how growing up in poverty influences life outcomes. Dr. Mattingly’s research also looks at obstacles to stabilities in family life and how state and federal policies may better support children and families. Dr. Mattingly is also a research consultant for the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. She has published in several academic journals, including Social Forces and Journal of Marriage and Family, and in edited volumes. Her work has been featured in Time magazine, Real Simple magazine, USA Today, and other media outlets. In addition, she has appeared on National Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and California Public Radio to discuss her research. Dr. Mattingly completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Family Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire and received her master's and doctorate degrees in sociology from the University of Maryland. She has an undergraduate degree in geography from Dartmouth College.