Anna Gassman-Pines

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience; Core Faculty, 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; Ananat, EO; Fitz-Henley, J (2020) COVID-19 and Parent-Child Psychological Well-being. Pediatrics, [doi], [abs]
  • Schenck-Fontaine, A; Gassman-Pines, A (2020) Income inequality and child maltreatment risk during economic recession Children and Youth Services Review, 112, [doi], [abs]
  • George, MJ; Jensen, MR; Russell, MA; Gassman-Pines, A; Copeland, WE; Hoyle, RH; Odgers, CL (2020) Young Adolescents' Digital Technology Use, Perceived Impairments, and Well-Being in a Representative Sample. J Pediatr, 219, 180-187, [doi], [abs]
  • Ananat, EO; Gassman-Pines, A (2020) Work Schedule Unpredictability: Daily Occurrence and Effects on Working Parents' Well-Being Journal of Marriage and the Family, [doi], [abs]
  • 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]