Kreg Steven Brown is a senior research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population and associate director of the Racial Equity Analytics Lab at the Urban Institute. He regularly leads and collaborates on research and policy advising projects that explore sources of and solutions to racial inequalities in economic opportunity.
His primary research focuses on employment, particularly career pathways, earnings, and workplace protections; financial well-being; and economic mobility. Previous work includes federal evaluation and academic research on segregation and homeownership, access to affordable housing, and educational equity. Brown received his bachelor’s from Princeton University and his master’s in sociology from Harvard University, where he was also a fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program for the Study of Inequality and Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.