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The Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Scholars Network

Jodi Sandfort

Jodi Sandfort is a professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs and chair of the school’s Management and Leadership Area. Her research, teaching, and practice all focus on improving the implementation of social policy, particularly those policies designed to support low-income children and their families.

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Jennifer Romich

Jennie Romich is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington and faculty director of the West Coast Poverty Center. She studies resources and economic well-being in families with a particular emphasis on low-income workers, household budgets, and families’ interactions with public policy.

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Mattingly Marybeth

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.

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heather hill

Heather D. Hill is an associate professor in the Evans School at the University of Washington. Her research examines how public and workplace policies influence family economic circumstances and child wellbeing in low-income families.

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colleen heflin

Colleen Heflin is a professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and International Affairs and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. She conducts policy-relevant research that sits at the boundaries of sociology, economics, public health, public administration, and women’s studies.

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Greg Fabiano

Greg Fabiano is a professor at the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education, Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology. Dr. Fabiano has developed interventions for youth with ADHD in special education, fathers of youth with ADHD, and teenage drivers with ADHD.

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yumiko aratani

Yumiko Aratani is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and director of the Health and Mental Health Unit at the National Center for Children in Poverty. She specializes in public policy research related to child poverty and mental health services.

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