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Laura Sullivan

Laura Sullivan

Research Analyst

Evidence-based policymaking is essential to addressing our country’s biggest challenges. Urban’s rigorous research contributes to this evidence and helps create a more equitable society that ensures all people, regardless of race, class, or birthplace, have equal access to opportunity.


Laura Sullivan is a research analyst in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, focusing on policies related to child welfare. Her research interests include safety net programs, economic security, and social stratification. Sullivan received her BS in human physiology from Gonzaga University and her MPA from the University of Washington.