Kathleen Ziol-Guest is Research Associate Professor in the Department of
Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities at New York University’s Steinhardt School of
Culture, Education, and Human Development. Dr. Ziol-Guest is also the Project
Director for the Early Childhood Meta-Analysis Project in the Metropolitan Center
for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.
She is a policy analyst whose research interests are centered on the demographic
characteristics and socioeconomic environments of families as contexts for
individual development. Her compilation of work cuts across the multiple domains
of family structure and living arrangements; economic well-being, poverty, and
mobility; and the health effects of non-health policies. She has received grants from
the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the MacArthur
Foundation and has published her work in Child Development, Social Science, &
Medicine, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). She has been
on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marriage & Family since 2007.
Dr. Ziol-Guest received a Master of Public Affairs from the School of Public and
Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington, her Ph.D. in public policy
from The University of Chicago, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society
Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health.