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Mia BirdAssistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley

areas of expertise
  • Policy and program evaluation
  • Criminal justice policy
  • Health and human services policy
  • Economic demography
  • PhD, Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, Demography, University of California, Berkeley
  • MPP, Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Economics, Washington and Lee University

Mia Bird is an assistant adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Bird teaches courses focused on public policy analysis at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the intersection of criminal justice and health and human services policy. Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, she spent seven years at the Public Policy Institute of California as a research fellow where she founded and directed a criminal justice data collection, linking, and evaluation effort designed to estimate the effects of criminal justice reforms on recidivism outcomes and identify best practices for recidivism-reduction at the local level. She also led a project focused on the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on enrollment and recidivism outcomes for those involved with the criminal justice system. In the past, she has also worked as a research associate with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and American Institutes for Research. Professor Bird holds a PhD in public policy, an MA in demography, and an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley.

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