Ajay Chaudry

Visiting Scholar

Ajay Chaudry is a Visiting Scholar at NYU Wagner. He conducts policy research and analysis on child poverty, child well-being and development, the social safety net, and the early childhood care system for young children. He is the author of Putting Children First: How low-wage working mothers manage child care, as well as articles related to child poverty, children of immigrant families, and social policies.

Prior to his visit at NYU Wagner, Dr. Chaudry was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at HHS (2012-15), Senior Fellow & Director of the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute (2007-12) and Deputy Commissioner for Early Childhood Development at the NYC Administration for Children Services (2004-06).

He received his A.B. from Columbia University, and M.P.P. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.