Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz photo


Research Fellow, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Washington

Dr. Kravitz-Wirtz's research focuses on the transmission of inequality within and between generations, particularly the effects of differences by race and economic status in exposure to family and neighborhood resources, environmental hazards, and opportunity structures earlier in life on disparities in social and health outcomes later in life. Her recent work examines how exposure to neighborhood air pollution impacts racial/ethnic disparities in child and adult health over time and across generations; the collateral consequences of mass incarceration for population health and health disparities; and whether changes in family composition during childhood shape the financial support parents are able to provide to adult children for postsecondary education.