New Faculty at the School of Public Policy

The School of Public Policy (SPP) has three new faculty this year, two of whom have dual appointments in other schools.

David Brady

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David Brady

Joining SPP with a full-time appointment is David Brady, professor of public policy and director of the Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology and public affairs from Indiana University and comes to UCR from the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where he was director of the Inequality and Social Policy research unit. He previously taught at Indiana University and Duke University. His research interests include poverty and inequality, social policy, politics and institutions, globalization and development, and work and labor.

Cassandra Guarino

Cassandra Guarino

Cassandra Guarino

Cassandra Guarino, who holds a dual appointment in the Graduate School of Education and the School of Public Policy, obtained her Ph.D. in the economics of education from Stanford University in 1999 with an emphasis on labor economics. She has held prior positions as an economist at the Rand Corporation and on the faculties of Michigan State and Indiana Universities. Her research focuses on teacher quality, teacher labor markets, school choice, and issues in which health and education are linked. Recent work has included several studies related to value-added measures of teacher performance, teacher effectiveness in the early grades, school choice, teacher mobility and special needs identification.

Bruce Link

Bruce Link

Bruce Link

Bruce Link, distinguished professor of sociology and public policy, earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University in 1980. His research interests focus on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology as they bear on policy issues, such as the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma and discrimination. With Jo Phelan, he has advanced the theory of social conditions as fundamental causes of disease. He is conducting research on the life course origins of health inequalities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the consequences of social stigma for the life changes of people who are subject to stigma, and on evaluating intervention efforts aimed at reducing mental illness stigma in children attending middle school.

 

 

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