Ajay Chaudry, Ph.D., is a senior fellow and visiting scholar at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Dr. Chaudry conducts policy research and analysis on child poverty, child well-being and development, the social safety net, and the early childhood care system for young children. He is the author of Putting Children First: How Low-Wage Working Mothers Manage Child Care, as well as articles related to child poverty, children of immigrant families, and social policies. Prior to his visit at Wagner, he was the deputy assistant secretary for Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (2012–15), senior fellow and director of the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute (2007–12), and deputy commissioner for Early Childhood Development at New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (2004–06). Dr. Chaudry received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University