University of Wisconsin–Madison

Professional Development Training Series on Poverty and Economic Mobility Research

IRP hosts a professional development training series on poverty and economic mobility research for early career researchers and students. The trainings are held virtually on a quarterly basis. The series was established to support the career development of in-resident fellows working at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through programs administered by IRP including the National Poverty Fellows (NPF) program and the Economic Mobility Fellows (EMF) program, as well as IRP’s National Dissertation and IRP Dissertation awardees.

It is designed to increase researchers’ (1) interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of policy-relevant research contexts including the policymaking processes in federal agencies that administer human services programs; (2) ability to communicate with policy and public audiences effectively; (3) ability to work with affected communities in research development and dissemination; and (4) knowledge about research career paths outside of academia. The two-hour workshops cover a variety of topics identified by HHS and the trainees as important to their development, including topics such as the role of HHS in federal policy, effective strategies for engaging affected communities in the research process, data visualization and infographics, communicating for policy audiences, ensuring an equity lens in communications, and research careers in policy settings.

Each spring, IRP uses a competitive application process to select up to 10 continuing Ph.D. and master’s degree students to participate in the training series for a year. The series is open to students who are either from groups that are underrepresented in academia as defined by the National Institutes of Health or are attending universities that are not designated as an R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Students receive a stipend of $500 for their participation in the series.

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2022–2023 Professional Development Training Participants

Rhea Acuña

Professional Development Training Participant

Public Administration and International Affairs Department
Syracuse University

Ph.D. Candidate
Expected Graduation Year
: 2023
Connect on Twitter: @MaxwellSU

Roddrick Dugger

Professional Development Training Participant

Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina

Ph.D. Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2023
Connect on Twitter: @USCArnoldSchool

Abram Lyons

Professional Development Training Participant

School of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2025

Ricka Mammah

Professional Development Training Participant

School of Social Work
University of Texas at Arlington

Ph.D. Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2024
Connect on Twitter: @SocialWorkUTA

Miguel Quiñones

Professional Development Training Participant

Family Social Science
University of Minnesota

Ph.D. Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2025
Connect on Twitter: @nalgononas, @UMNews, @UMNFSoS

Erica Robinson

Professional Development Training Participant

School of Social Work
University of Texas a Arlington

Ph.D. Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2024

Dustin Satterfield

Professional Development Training Participant

Sociology Department
Syracuse University

Ph.D Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2024

Jose Scott

Professional Development Training Participant

Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California

Ph.D. Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2024

Personal Website: www.jjscott.org
Twitter: @JoseScholar
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-scott/

Price School Twitter: @USCPrice
Price School Webpage: https://priceschool.usc.edu/ppm/ppm-phd-students/
Price School Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uscprice

Dawn Watson

Professional Development Training Participant

School of Social Work
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Master’s Degree Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2024

Holly White-Wolfe

Professional Development Training Participant

School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University

Ph.D. Candidate
Expected Graduation Year: 2023