Hannah Sumiko Daly
Research Associate
Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population

Hannah Sumiko Daly is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Her work focuses on various supports for young people and families, mainly using qualitative and community engaged research methodology. She aims to contribute toward rethinking our public systems and building abundant public systems that trust people and allow them to thrive. Before joining Urban, Daly performed policy analysis and research on environmental justice and civil rights issues in her hometown of Los Angeles. She has a BA in public health with a minor in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Areas
Wealth and financial well-being
Race and equity
Children and youth
Child welfare
Economic mobility and inequality
Children and youth
Social safety net
Structural racism in research, data, and technology
Child welfare
Children's budget
Community engagement
Public health
Structural racism
Community data use
Families with low incomes
Neighborhoods and youth development
Social determinants of health
Racial barriers to accessing the safety net