Anna Gassman-Pines

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience; Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Anna Gassman-Pines is an associate professor of public policy and of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. She is also a faculty fellow of Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy. Gassman-Pines received her BA with distinction in psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in community and developmental psychology from New York University. Her research focuses on low-wage work, family life, and the effects of welfare and employment policy on child and maternal well-being in low-income families. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, American Psychological Association, National Head Start Association, and National Institute of Mental Health, and various private foundations.

Research Interests:

  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Child Development


  • Ph.D. New York University - 2007
  • M.A. New York University - 2004
  • B.A. Yale University - 1999

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • Gassman-Pines, A; Schenck-Fontaine, A (2019) Daily Food Insufficiency and Worry among Economically Disadvantaged Families with Young Children Journal of Marriage and the Family, 81, 1269-1284, [doi], [abs]
  • Rivenbark, JG; Copeland, WE; Davisson, EK; Gassman-Pines, A; Hoyle, RH; Piontak, JR; Russell, MA; Skinner, AT; Odgers, CL (2019) Perceived social status and mental health among young adolescents: Evidence from census data to cellphones. Dev Psychol, 55, 574-585, [doi], [abs]
  • Gibson-Davis, C; Gassman-Pines, A; Lehrman, R (2018) "His" and "Hers": Meeting the Economic Bar to Marriage. Demography, 55, 2321-2343, [doi], [abs]
  • Gassman-Pines, A; Bellows, L (2018) Food Instability and Academic Achievement: A Quasi-Experiment Using SNAP Benefit Timing American Educational Research Journal, 55, 897-927, [doi], [abs]
  • Gassman-Pines, A; Skinner, AT (2018) Psychological Acculturation and Parenting Behaviors in Mexican Immigrant Families. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 1139-1164, [doi], [abs]