Elaine Waxman, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute and Lecturer, University of Chicago
Elaine Waxman is a senior fellow in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her expertise includes food insecurity, nutrition, and the US safety net, as well as broader issues affecting families and communities with low incomes. Prior to joining the Institute, Waxman served for six years as the Vice President of Research and Nutrition at Feeding America. Waxman has co-authored numerous research and policy reports and articles in scholarly journals and received the 2019 Best Paper Award along with Craig Gundersen from the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. She received her MPP and her PhD in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, where she is currently a lecturer at the Crown School of Social Work, Policy and Practice.
Dr. Waxman has coauthored numerous research and policy reports and articles in scholarly journals, including Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy, Health Affairs, Social Science Review, Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, and Journal of Food Law and Policy.
Food Security, Food Access, Immigration and Refugee Policy, Safety Net and Material Hardship