Saied Toossi

CPR (PhD Graduate Student - Public Administration and International Affairs)

Saied Toosi

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Undergraduate Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Mathematics and History 

Graduate Education

Northern Illinois University - Economics 

Research Interests

  • Social Policy
  • Food Policy
  • Program Evaluation


Saied is a doctoral student in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs and a research assistant at the Center for Policy Research, where he works with professors Sarah Hamersma and Amy Ellen Schwartz. He has a broad interest in social policy and inequality, particularly as they pertain to children's well-being. His current research focuses on children's nutritional intake, food preferences, and food security. Prior to enrolling in the Ph.D. program, Saied had engaged in political campaigning, issue advocacy, and mentoring at-risk adolescents.