MDRC Senior Vice President Dan Bloom Named an Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty
MDRC Senior Vice President Dan Bloom has been named an affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The sole federally funded national poverty research center in the United States, IRP is a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to producing and disseminating rigorous evidence to inform policies and programs to combat poverty, inequality, and their effects. Created in 1966, IRP:
- builds, supports, and develops a large and collaborative core of poverty scholars from multiple disciplines;
- produces and promotes rigorous, diverse, and interdisciplinary poverty research;
- facilitates wide-ranging linkages to the policy and practice world; and
- distills, translates, and widely disseminates applied poverty and policy research.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be named an IRP affiliate,” said Bloom. “IRP has long been a leader in using research to shine a light on deep inequities in our society and to develop and advocate for policies and programs that improve the lives of marginalized families.”