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Maxwell

Social Welfare, Poverty, and Income Security

The Center’s topics of research include policies involving government disability benefits programs, particularly benefits to low-income children with health problems; low-income families, particularly the choices made by adolescents, and public policies designed to assist this population. Current research in conjunction with countries outside the United States includes international displacement, state-building, and criminal networks. Work currently includes a collaboration on the design and implementation of an impact evaluation of a state-building program that USAID and the government are undertaking in Colombia.


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Thomas Dennison

Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

Research Interests: Health care management, health care finance, home and community based care, non-profit governance

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Sarah Hamersma

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Research Interests: Public economics, labor economics and applied economics


Colleen Heflin

Colleen Heflin

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Research Interests: Social policy, poverty policy, child and family policy


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Len Lopoo

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Center for Policy Research

Research Interests: Child and family policy, economic demography

Katherine Michelmore


Kathy Michelmore

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Research Interests: Family policy, economics of education, labor economics


Shannon Monnat


Shannon Monnat

Associate Professor, Sociology
Chair, Lerner Center of Public Health Promotion

Research Interests: Social demography, social determinants of health and health disparities, spatial differences in morbidity and mortality, inequality and social stratification


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Perry Singleton

Associate Professor, Economics

Research Interests: Public finance, health economics


For more information about CPR programs and research projects, contact Peggy Austin. You may also obtain general information about CPR by calling +1 315-443-3114, or by sending an email to ctrpol@syr.edu.