National Poverty Fellow
Amelie Hecht is a National Poverty Fellow in residence at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) during the 2020–2022 academic years. She is mentored by Professors Judith Bartfeld and Barbara Wolfe, both IRP Affiliates. Hecht’s research interests center around health and nutrition policy, with an emphasis on disparities by income and race/ethnicity. Her dissertation research explored the implementation and impact of the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Program, which allows high-poverty schools to serve universal free meals. Hecht completed her PhD in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2020.