Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Marah A. Curtis is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on how differences in housing conditions, benefit policies and contextual factors affect the health and well being of families. Concerns that families that are eligible for or take-up a benefit may differ from non-recipients in ways that are associated with housing and health outcomes are inherent challenges to understanding the role of policy in reducing pressing hardships. Her research focuses on how policies designed to improve the quality and stability of housing, or, that regularize income are effective in doing so as well as meeting broader goals such as decreasing economic hardship.
Marah Curtis's Research Interests
- Housing policy and family well-being
- Housing policies, housing environment and health
- Income-stabilizing policies and housing bundles