Julia Shu-Huah Wang, LCSW, is a doctoral candidate at the Columbia School of Social Work concentrating in Social Policy and Policy Analysis. She studies poverty and immigration, with a focus on children and families. Current research includes: a study of the impact of social assistance programs on child wellbeing and family self-sufficiency; a study of the cost-effectiveness of economic empowerment intervention in Uganda; a study on immigrant economic integration; a study of determinants and impacts of local immigration enforcement policy; and a study of racial disparities in maternal employment.

Ms. Wang has experience in advocacy, policy, analysis, program evaluation, and work with families and children. Her career in social work has brought her to Taiwan, the United States, Uganda, Kenya, and Sweden. She holdsĀ a BS in social work from National Taiwan University, an MS in family counseling from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.