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Outside Professional Activities For Kathryn Edin
Consultant, Mathematica Policy Research
Research Scholar, Johns Hopkins University
Member, Self Sufficiency Working Group, Administration for Children and Families, HHS
Member, Advisory Group for the National Poverty Centers, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS
Trustee, Russell Sage Foundation
Trustee, North Park University
Board Member, Urban Promise Ministries, Camden, New Jersey
Member, Research Advisory Group, Oklahoma Marriage Initiative
Member, Macarthur Network on Housing and Families with Young Children
Consultant, Where are the Dads? Kirsten Davidson, PI, Harvard School of Public Health