LBJ School of Public Affairs Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center director Dr. Cynthia Osborne has been named an affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She joins her fellow scholars at IRP dedicated to producing and disseminating rigorous evidence to inform policies and programs to combat poverty, inequality, and their effects.
IRP specializes in interdisciplinary research that looks into the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States and the impact of related policies and programs. The Institute was established in 1966 at the university by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and given responsibility for reducing poverty in America. In the years since then, the Institute’s affiliates, who represent a variety of disciplines, have formulated and tested basic theories of poverty and inequality, developed and evaluated social policy alternatives, and analyzed trends in poverty and economic well-being.
Osborne is also currently serving on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee Exploring the Opportunity Gap for Young Children Birth through Age 8 and was an appointed member of NASEM Committee to Reduce Child Poverty by Half in Ten Years.
Learn more about the Institute for Research on Poverty: https://www.irp.wisc.edu