Heather Hahn is a senior fellow in the Center for Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Throughout her career, Hahn has conducted nonpartisan research on the wide range of issues related to the well-being of children and families, including cash assistance, nutrition assistance, and other supports for low-income families as well as education, labor, and other policy issues. Hahn has extensive experience designing and conducting case studies related to the implementation of supports for low-income families. At Urban, she has also collaborated on several reports examining federal spending and tax expenditures on children; she is currently colead of the evaluation of the Work Support Strategies initiative.
Hahn has authored copious reports and presented her research findings at numerous briefings, meetings, and academic conferences. She received an MPP from Duke University and a PhD in political science from Stanford University.