Elizabeth Talbert

Elizabeth Talbert, M.P.P., M.A., is an advanced doctoral student in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on work, family, and poverty with a mixed-methods approach. Her dissertation, Navigating the Geography of Childrearing, documents and analyzes the links between where parents live and work and how they are able to arrange care for their children. Talbert has engaged with and helped lead several large-scale qualitative studies of families and children, including the “Baltimore Housing Mobility Program Study” the “How Parents House Kids Study," funded by the MacArthur Network, and a pilot study of extreme poverty in Baltimore. She has breadth and depth of experience as an interviewer, designer of qualitative research, and analyst. Talbert graduated with a B.A. from Yale University in Psychology and Film Studies and joined the Teach for America Corps as a 4th Grade Teacher in New York City. She then completed her Master's in Public Policy at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy where she worked on program analysis using qualitative surveys. Talbert is also an award-winning undergraduate teacher. In addition to her academic work, she works with the interdisciplinary 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University and consults with other nonprofit and government projects.