Sarah Cohodes received her PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University in May 2015. During her doctoral studies, she was a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at Harvard University and a research associate at the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative at MIT. Her research uses causal inference methods to evaluate programs and policies that have the potential to ameliorate achievement gaps. Sarah has recently published an article in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and has forthcoming work in the Journal of Labor Economics and Education Policy and Finance. Media coverage featuring her research has appeared in the The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Slate, and Education Week. Prior to her studies, Sarah worked at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University and the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College and an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
In the summer of 2015, she will join the faculty of Teachers College Columbia University as an assistant professor of education and public policy.