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Catherine Kuhns
Senior Research Associate
Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population

Catherine Kuhns is a senior research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on child welfare and public programs that support the well-being of low-income children and families. Before joining Urban in 2019, Kuhns was awarded the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being to support her research on low-income children and their mothers in Early Head Start programs across the country. During her doctoral studies, she also completed a certificate in population studies from the Maryland Population Research Center. Kuhns has a PhD in human development and quantitative methodology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Research Areas
Social safety net
Race and equity
Children and youth
Child welfare
Racial barriers to accessing the safety net
Child welfare

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