When it comes to improving the lives of our country's most vulnerable individuals and families, research too often falls short of making a tangible impact. At Urban, rigorous and evidence-based research shapes decisions and is translated into practical solutions, and I'm thrilled to be involved in the process.
Tyler Woods is a research assistant in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where he contributes to research on low-income and vulnerable populations, the US social safety net, and demographic change. Woods has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and his past research efforts have focused on the intersection of immigration, health, and gender and sexuality, specifically examining HIV risk and masculinity among Mexican men. Woods graduated magna cum laude with honors and distinction in research from Rice University, earning a BA in sociology with a minor in poverty, justice, and human capabilities.