E-mail: np2247@columbia.edu

Natasha Pilkauskas is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Columbia Population Research Center where she is currently studying the effects of the Great Recession on families and children.  She received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Columbia University’s School of Social Work in 2012 with a concentration in social policy and policy analysis.  Dr. Pilkauskas’ research broadly focuses on the wellbeing of low-income families and children and public and private support of those families.  Her dissertation research focused specifically on three-generation family households and the wellbeing of children in these households.  Dr. Pilkauskas has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She also worked for several years as a policy analyst studying various social policy programs and as a political analyst.