Michael Katz is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where he is involved in projects supporting and evaluating state efforts to streamline work support benefits—Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and child care—and examining child care policy.
Before joining Urban in 2013, Katz worked for several years at a Massachusetts educational research and software organization focused on special education students. In this position, he worked on multiple mixed-methods research studies that involved working with students, teachers, school and district administrators, and state-level education leaders. He also worked at an education research institute focused on improving the conditions of schools in urban communities. He has extensive experience in designing research instruments, conducting field research and site visits, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, report writing, and project management.
Katz received a BA in political science and Spanish from the University of Michigan and an MA in urban education policy from Brown University.