National Poverty Fellow
Caitlin Lowery is a National Poverty Fellow for 2023–2024 in residence in the Division of Data and Improvement (DDI) at the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE). Lowery will complete her PhD in Nutrition with a minor in Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 2023. She also holds an MSPH in International Health from Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include policy approaches to prevent chronic disease, promote health and well-being, and reduce health disparities. Lowery has contributed to the evaluation of nutrition-related policies and programs, including the Philadelphia Beverage Tax and a large fruit and vegetable incentive program in North Carolina. Prior to her graduate work, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. Lowery is mentored by IRP Affiliate Yang Wang and Amelie Hecht, Senior Social Scientist at the Lab @ DC.