Yumiko Aratani

Associate Research Scientist, National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health


Yumiko Aratani is an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, National Center for Children in Poverty. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. Her research has focused on the role of housing in stratification processes, parental assets and children's well-being.  She is the recent recipient of the Calderone Junior Faculty Prize at Mailman School of Public Health, where she examines the impact of housing subsidies on young children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development using the National Longtudinal Survey of Youth Child data.  She has previously served as the lead data analyst for Unclaimed Children Revisited, a series of policy and impact analyses of mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families at NCCP. Yumiko is  also affiliated with the Columbia University Center for Homeless Prevention Studies, where she was a 2007-2008 scholar and examined the impact of runaway and homelessness episodes on educational outcomes of youth.

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