Jaclyn Chambers is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on child welfare, with a particular emphasis on program evaluation and administrative data analysis. Before joining Urban, she completed her doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a graduate student researcher with the California Child Welfare Indicators Project. Her dissertation examining the impact of child welfare system experiences on juvenile justice involvement was funded by the National Institute of Justice. She was previously a research coordinator at the Treatment Research Institute, where she managed multiple federally funded randomized controlled trials focused on substance abuse treatment. Her work has been published in Child Maltreatment, Child Abuse & Neglect, and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, among others.
She holds a BA from Colgate University, an MSW from New York University, and a PhD in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.