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Postdoctoral Fellow, RWJ Health & Society Scholars Program, School of Public Health.
Postdoctoral Fellow Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Postdoctoral Mentor: Jeffrey Morenoff
Dr. Graif’s research examines how the urban geography of inequality shapes the pathways of opportunity and mobility of low-income families across neighborhoods in the US. Based on survey, census, and experimental studies, she investigates how spatial stratification, migration, housing, and institutional and job densities affect racial/ethnic/immigrant disparities and shape adult and youth outcomes such as mental health, obesity, and delinquency. Her work has been published by the Russell Sage Foundation and in Social Psychology Quarterly, American Behavioral Scientist, Homicide Studies, and Research on Occupational Stress and Well Being. Her projects have been funded by HUD, awarded the Howard T. Fischer Prize for Excellence in GIS, and recognized by the ASA’s Community and Urban Sociology Section.