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Martha Fedorowicz
Training and Technical Assistance Manager
Research to Action Lab
The Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute is, to me, an irreplaceable part of the important work done at Urban. Research can be helpful to policymakers only if it can be understood, be replicated at scale, and comes with technical assistance from highly qualified practitioners. The Lab is the vehicle that translates Urban’s cutting-edge research into actionable progress.

Martha Fedorowicz is a training and technical assistance manager in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute, where she works with local government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits to conduct policy research, provide technical assistance, and translate research into practical tools for policymakers. Her policy areas of interest include economic development, affordable housing, mobility from poverty, and community engagement.

Before joining Urban, Fedorowicz was a special projects administrator with the City of Lansing’s Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement and a summer policy associate in the City of Detroit’s Department of Neighborhoods. Fedorowicz has a bachelor’s degree in political science and French and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan; she also served as a youth development Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014.

Research Areas
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Social safety net
Economic mobility and inequality
Race and equity
Community and economic development
Community data use
Housing affordability
Community engagement
Community and economic development
Economic well-being
Equitable development
Evidence-based policy capacity
Health equity
Housing stability
Housing vouchers and mobility
Inclusive recovery
Inequality and mobility
Neighborhoods and youth development
Racial and ethnic disparities
Social determinants of health
State and local tax issues