Shomon Shamsuddin received his Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy from MIT prior to beginning his position as a National Poverty Fellow. His research explores how housing and education policy affect urban inequality and socioeconomic mobility. His recent work examines barriers to college access and degree completion for low-income and minority students, with attention to the role of information, behavioral qualities, and institutional characteristics. He also studies how housing authorities have used different approaches to redevelop public housing into mixed-income communities and the resulting impacts on families and neighborhoods.
Shomon is a fellow at OPRE where he works on projects related to housing stability, economic mobility, geographic poverty trends, skills acquisition and development, and safety net studies.