Laura Tach

Laura Tach


(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2010)
Thesis Title: Beyond Concentrated Poverty: The Social and Temporal Dynamics of Mixed-Income Neighborhoods
Committee: Christopher Jencks (chair), Kathryn Edin, and Robert J. Sampson
Initial Placement: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the University of Pennsylvania
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University


Laura Tach is an Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology (by courtesy) at Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests focus on poverty and social policy.Together with Rachel Dunifon, she co-directs Cornell Project 2Gen, an initiative of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Project 2Gen serves as a hub for research, policy, and practice that supports vulnerable caregivers and children together. Laura received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University in 2010. Prior to joining the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell, Laura was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania

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