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Keith Fudge
Director, Policy Management
Research to Action Lab

Keith Fudge is director of policy management in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute. He directs a body of work focused on increasing mobility from poverty. Previously, he managed technical assistance projects for Urban’s Pay for Success Initiative. He also managed the Evidence-Based Policymaking Collaborative, a partnership of experts from four research organizations that provided insight into strategies for applying rigorous evidence to the policymaking process, particularly at the federal level.

Previously, Fudge worked in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research, where he supported research and communications efforts. He was a founding staffer and senior project manager for the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities.

Fudge has a BA in English from the University of Michigan and an MPP from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Research Areas
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Social safety net
Evidence-based policy capacity