Natasha Pilkauskas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

I am an assistant professor of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

My research examines how public policies can improve the lives of low-income people, and in particular children. I study how families make ends meet, with a focus on the family (or kin/personal/social) safety net, public programs, and employment. Much of my research focuses on early childhood, a time when poverty and instability are known to have long-lasting detrimental effects on children’s health and development, and when social policies have been shown to have some of the strongest impacts on improving children’s life chances.

My CV is available here.

Contact Information:

5219 Weill Hall

735 S. State St. #5219

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 615-6984

University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy