Carolyn Barnes

Associate Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, University of Chicago

Barnes will draw on interviews with 180 workers and 400 beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Medicaid to investigate barriers to accessing, maintaining, and using social safety net programs. She will also explore how the COVID-19 pandemic affected access to these programs.


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