Saint Louis University

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Research Interests: Asset-based social policy; Asset building and social development; Family background and child development; Program and services for children with disabilities; China Social Policy

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Teaching Areas: Research Methods and Statistics; Social Policy and Policy Analysis; Disability and Poverty; Asset-based Policy

Education History: PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
MSW, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, China Youth University for Political Sciences, Beijing, China

Community and Professional Service: Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work, Past President and Current 

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Jin Huang is an Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University School of Social Work and a faculty associate at the Center for Social Development at Washington University's Brown School. He is interested in social policy that supports family and child well-being, with a particular focus on asset-based policy for disadvantaged children and children with disabilities.

Using large longitudinal survey data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, his dissertation examines how family assets may contribute to educational and health outcomes for children with disabilities. Dr. Huang has published articles in peer-reviewed social work journals, such as Social Service Review, Social Work Research, Social Science Research, and Children and Youth Services Review. In summer 2010, he conducted a research internship on measuring non-cash benefits and material hardship at the Social Security Administration in Washington DC.