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Fellow Research

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2016 Fellows

Omar Carillo, candidate at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, researched pay for success initiatives and offers an explanation of the design, structure and process of such outcomes-based projects.

Alina Schnake-Mahl, candidate at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, researched community development organizations working in low-income communities that face the greatest barriers to good health with Sarah Norman, NeighborWorks America's Director of Healthy Homes and Communities.

2015 Fellows

Nathalie Janson, candidate in Master in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, researched comprehensive community development, including its impact, challenges and opportunities for support. 

Sam LaTronica, candidate in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, presented innovative case studies in affordable single-family home construction, including goals, positive outcomes, and lessons learned.

2014 Fellows

Matthew Furman developed a national profile of pre-1976 manufactured housing inventory and occupancy, with profiles of differing approaches to support upgrading inadequate homes. Matthew is a candidate in Master in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Robert Wellburn researched promoting and developing senior housing related to the opportunities and challenges for coordination of housing with health services under the Affordable Care Act. Robert is a candidate in Master in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

2013 Fellows

Tom Skieweraski researched community development and youth engagement. Tom is a candidate in Master in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Daniel Wu researched new models for community-development financial institutions (not yet published). Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy and sociology, Harvard Kennedy School; MS in computational science and engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Sciences.

2012 Fellows

Matthew Singh reseached the opportunity and potential for integrating early childhood education services into affordable housing developments (see below). Matthew obtained a Master in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013.

Xueyi Yang investigated the extent to which "green" affordable housing developments may fail to realize their potential, the principal reasons for this shortfall and approaches that can be used to overcome these impediments (not yet published). Yang earned a Master in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

2011 Fellows

Jeffrey Morgan, Master in Urban Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2012

Stephanie Brown, Master in Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2012

2010 Fellows

Eduardo Berlin, Master in Urban Design candidate, Sustainable Design Candidate 2011, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Abigail Pound, Master in Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2011

2009 Fellows

Ivan Levi, Master in Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2010

Adam Wodka, Master in Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2010

2008 Fellows

Daniel Fleischman, Master in Urban Planning candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Rose Lindsay Finkenstaedt, Master in Urban Planning candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2009

2007 Fellows

Cassi L. Pittman, Ph.D. candidate, social policy, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Jesse Mintz-Roth, Master in Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2008

2006 Fellows

Emily Felt, Master in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2006

Ranu Madan, Master in Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2006

2005 Fellows

Liza Khan, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2006

Carolyn Leung, Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Education

2004 Fellows

Amy Chung, Master in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government and MBA candidate, Northwestern University, 2006

Marc Paul Diaz, Master in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government and MBA, Harvard Business School, 2006

2003 Fellows

Catherine Fernandez, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2004

Mark Wiranowski, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2004

2002 Fellows

Connie Chung, Master in Urban Planning, Harvard Design School, 2003

Alastair Smith, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2003

2001 Fellows

Ellen Stiefvater, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2002 

Kathryn Lawler, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2002

2000 Fellows

Madeleine Pill, Master in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2001

Sarah Karlinsky, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2001

1999 Fellows

Katherine Collignon, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2000

Deborah Goldstein, JD, Harvard Law School, 2001

Application information

Interested applicants should visit the JCHS website.

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