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 American Psychological Association, National Head Start Association and National Institute of Mental Health.

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)

  • Gibson-Davis, C; Gassman-Pines, A; Lehrman, R (2018) "His" and "Hers": Meeting the Economic Bar to Marriage. Demography, [doi], [abs]
  • Gassman-Pines, A; Bellows, L (2018) Food Instability and Academic Achievement: A Quasi-Experiment Using SNAP Benefit Timing American Educational Research Journal, 000283121876133-000283121876133, [doi]
  • Gassman-Pines, A; Skinner, AT (2018) Psychological Acculturation and Parenting Behaviors in Mexican Immigrant Families. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 1139-1164, [doi], [abs]
  • Schenck-Fontaine, A; Gassman-Pines, A; Hill, Z (2017) Use of Informal Safety Nets during the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefit Cycle: How Poor Families Cope with Within-Month Economic Instability Social Service Review, 91, 456-487, [doi]
  • Ananat, EO; Gassman-Pines, A; Francis, DV; Gibson-Davis, CM (2017) Linking job loss, inequality, mental health, and education. Science (New York, N.Y.), 356, 1127-1128, [doi]