Katie Vinopal is a PhD candidate in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Her research interests include education, health, and safety net policies and administration, especially as they relate to social inequality. After receiving her BS in Mathematics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, she worked at the Urban Institute for more than two years. There she conducted research on issues, policies, and systems impacting low-income individuals and families. Katie also worked at the Food Research and Action Center, where she sought to better understand and improve the quality of public nutrition programs through outreach, technical assistance, and research. Katie has been honored with the 2015 NASPAA Staats Emerging Scholar Award, the Neil and Ann Kerwin Doctoral Fellowship, and the Charles H. Levine Doctoral Student Research Award. She has taught Administrative Politics as well as the Math and Economics Boot Camp for incoming MPP students.
AU News & Achievements
NASPAA Honors SPA Ph.D. Candidate
School of Public Affairs Ph.D. candidate Katie Vinopal has been selected as a 2015 NASPAA Emerging Scholar. Full Story
High Cost of Fruits, Vegetables Linked to Higher Body Fat in Young Children
A study by SPA faculty finds that low- to middle-income families tend to substitute cheaper foods when the prices of fruits and vegetables increase. Full Story