Kreg Steven Brown is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population and the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute. His work covers projects concerned with racial disparities in economic opportunity. His primary research focuses on employment, examining racial and gender differences in career pathways, barriers in access to work, and gaps in wages and earnings. Previously, he conducted research on segregation and homeownership and access to affordable housing.
Before joining Urban, Brown was an analyst at Abt Associates, where he contributed to the Family Options Study of stable and affordable housing options for homeless families, including coauthoring the project’s short-term impacts report. He also was a research assistant at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University on projects related to affirmative action and access to higher education.
Brown received his BA from Princeton University and his MA from Harvard University and is completing his PhD at Harvard, all in sociology.