PhD, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016)
Cohort Five Fellow

Academic Mentor
Marah Curtis
School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Policy Mentor
Wendy Henderson
Office of Youth Services, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Current Institutional Affiliation
Council for Large Public Housing Authorities

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Economic Supports for Families, Program Evaluation, Difference in Difference Modeling, Latent Growth Curve Modeling, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Regression Modeling, Survival Analysis or Hazard Models, Structural Equation Models, Homeless Families and Young People, Infants and Toddlers, Low-Income Families and Individuals, School-aged Children


Dr. Emily Warren is a doctoral student in the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She works as a research assistant at the Institute for Research on Poverty, working on projects related to housing and child support policy. Dr. Warren's research focuses on ways in which housing hardships impact family functioning and policies that aim to reduce housing-related poverty. She received master’s degrees in social work and public policy from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Kansas. Before graduate school, Dr. Warren worked as a case manager for a transitional housing program, an intern at the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, and a research associate at Wilder Research in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.