People

Field Students

2013-2014

Chloe Anderson is a second-year MSW student in the Policy method of practice at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is currently working with Dr. Irwin Garfinkel and Dr. Christopher Wimer on a study entitled “The Poverty Tracker: Monitoring Poverty and Well Being in NYC,” in which she analyzes poverty measures and their relationships with health, material hardships, and neighborhood characteristics. Her research interests include poverty and inequality, health disparities, aging, and social policy. She is also a Research Fellow at the National Council on Aging, where she conducts research related to fall prevention. Chloe graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy.  

Hazar Asfoura is a second-year master’s student in the policy practice method at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is currently working on The Poverty Tracker: Monitoring Poverty and Well Being in NYC, investigating neighborhoods and city services. Her research interests include poverty, gender inequality, social security benefits, youth delinquency, and social policy. Hazar received a B.A. in Business Administration from al Al Bayt University. Prior to coming to Columbia, She worked as an International Officer at the International Social Security Association’s regional office for Arab countries, and at the Jordanian Social Security Cooperation’s Research and Development department.

Sandra Greyerbiehl is a second-year graduate student at Columbia University School of Social Work. She is currently working on analyzing health and financial hardships on the Poverty Tracker: Monitoring Poverty and Well Being in NYC study with Dr. Irwin Garfinkel. Her research interests include child health; child abuse and neglect prevention; intercountry adoption; foster care placement trajectories; models of group care; child welfare policy and practice; and empowerment theory. Sandra received her B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University. 

Sophie Moullin's research interests include family and demographic change, child poverty and wellbeing, inequality, social mobility, and the public policy responses to these issues. Sophie was previously a Senior Policy Advisor at the UK Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, working on public services and social policy. She has also worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and been a Visiting Research Fellow in the Public Policy Unit at Oxford University. Sophie has an M.A. in Quantitative Methods in Social Science from Columbia University, where she was a US-UK Fulbright Scholar, and a B.A. in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University. 

2012-2013

William Schneider is a second-year graduate student at the Columbia University School of Social Work. He is currently working on a research project analyzing the effect of the Great Recession on parenting and child development using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study with Dr. Jane Waldfogel. His research interests include fatherhood; parenting; child development; inequality; child abuse and neglect; and social policy. William received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He is currently a CPRC Fellow.

Hanna Lee, as a MSW intern, is currently working on a fatherhood project with Dr. Ronald B. Mincy. She has been interested in father absences, while working with children at a kindergarten and students from low-income families at a middle school in South Korea. Her academic interests include fragile families, domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness, and incarceration. Hanna used to provide homeless population with comprehensive programs and services through case management at her previous field placement, Abyssinian House located in the central Harlem. 

Madeleine Gelblum is a second-year master’s student in the policy practice method at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is currently working on a survey investigating income poverty, material hardship, and child and family well-being in New York City. Her research interests include inequality and social mobility; education; labor market outcomes for disadvantaged workers; and social policy. Madeleine received a B.A. in English and Ethnicity, Race & Migration from Yale University. Prior to coming to Columbia, Madeleine worked at the NYC Financial Network Action Consortium helping low-income New Yorkers to access income supports such as tax credits and food stamps.