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Luke Shaefer Leads New U-M Multidisciplinary Poverty Solutions Program

October 10, 2016

U-M President Mark Schlissel announced a new multidisciplinary program, Poverty Solutions headed by Associate Professor Luke Shaefer. Poverty Solutions aims to become a leader in informing, identifying and testing new strategies for the prevention and alleviation of poverty in Michigan, the nation and the world.

Schlissel stated, "One out of eight Americans live in poverty, and some Michigan cities are sometimes three times higher than that. The aim is to translate research into actionable interventions and rigorously assess their effectiveness."

View the video interview with Trina Shanks, Luke Shaefer, Kristin Seefeldt and Reuben Miller. Read the complete announcement in the URecord.

Visit the Poverty Solutions website »

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