The Center provides many opportunities to graduate students, from
mentoring on research and career objectives, to courses,
conferences, our annual graduate student retreat, as well as
opportunities in our visiting graduate student scholar program.
A new funding opportunity is available from Healthy Eating
Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation committed to building a culture of health through
identifying effective strategies to improve children’s nutrition
and prevent childhood obesity. This funding opportunity is
focused on the impact of COVID-19 recovery policies on child
health and well-being.
The goal of this UCOP-funded pilot program on Child Health,
Poverty and Public Policy is to lay the foundation for a UC-wide
network of scholars who are committed to rigorous cross-training
in multiple disciplinary-specific skills and “languages” that are
necessary to produce a comprehensive understanding of the
mechanisms by which health and nutrition programs (e.g.
The Center hosts an annual graduate student retreat attended by
faculty and students engaged in poverty research from a variety
of disciplines. Faculty provide advice and workshops on grad
school success and the career market, while students give
presentations on their dissertation work to a crowd of
enthusiastic and supportive colleagues.
Students from the departments of including Economics, Education,
Human Development, Law, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology are
nominated by our research affiliates to participate.