Stacie Tao

Stacie Tao is a doctoral student studying social policy and policy analysis at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Her research aims to investigate the role of income support policies on intergenerational economic and material hardship, labor force and welfare participation, and child and family well-being. Prior to joining Columbia, Stacie worked with various child welfare service and policy organizations. She holds an MSW in policy practice from Columbia University and a BA in social welfare and education from the University of Washington.

Research Interests

Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Policy
Early Interventions or Prenatal to Age Three Interventions
Family Policy
Human Capital and Children
Income-Based Interventions
Place-Based Interventions
Social Determinants
Social Policy
Social Support
Universal Pre-K Programs
Urban Policy


Administrative Data (State or National)
Current Population Survey (CPS)
Early Childhood Poverty Tracker Data
ECLS-B, ECLS-K (Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies Program) or other Institute of Education Sciences Data
Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)
National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Poverty Tracker Data