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Emily Rhodes

PhD Student

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School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 2014


Emily Rhodes holds a B.A. in Public Policy Studies and Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) degrees from the University of Chicago.


Emily’s research interests are anti-poverty policy and the intersection of child welfare involvement with housing instability and food insecurity. Prior to joining the PhD program, Emily worked at a policy research center where she focused on helping public and private child welfare agencies use administrative data to assess and improve child welfare systems. She has experience with quantitative and qualitative program evaluation of child welfare, housing, youth violence prevention, and early education programs.

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