2020-2021 Fellows

Affordable housing and homelessness: Homelessness in California rose 16.4% since 2018 to over 150,000 individuals and the percentage of severely cost-burdened households is also rising, particularly for middle-income families. A…

Drought, social equity and infrastructure: The physical, health, and financial consequences of drought in California disproportionately impact low-income communities of color. New approaches to the management of water…

Immigrant integration: The successful social, political, and economic integration of the 25% of the US population that is either foreign-born or the children of immigrants is unfolding all too unevenly. Their successful…

Telehealth and health equity: Socioeconomically disadvantaged communities historically have suffered from a lack of adequate access to health care and as a consequence worse clinical outcomes for a range of chronic diseases…

Federal agency vacancies: Filling top-level positions in federal agencies—which typically requires action by the White House and the Senate—is cumbersome, inconsistent, and at times controversial, leading to vast vacancies. What…

Occupational licensing regulations: All sides of the political spectrum have called for reform of state-level occupational licensing laws, which have been shown to harm some workers without helping consumers, but policymakers…

Inefficiencies in resource allocation to address social and environmental challenges: From inefficiencies in informal supply chains to wastage of food despite widespread food insecurity, many of the fundamental issues faced by…

Educational opportunities in gentrifying neighborhoods: Gentrification is altering the geography of opportunity in cities across the United States. This project aims to provide tractable solutions for districts looking to ensure…

Community health inequities: Large racial and socioeconomic inequities in the US are reflected and accentuated in the Bay Area, reducing livability in many local communities, with negative consequences for population health and…