Graham Simpson works for the New Jersey Office of Innovation in a policy and engagement role. He manages New Jersey’s COVID-19 Information Hub, a new website launched in March 2020 to address key questions from New Jerseyans during the public health emergency. Graham also leads the Office’s innovation skills training programs, supports and manages public policy initiatives, and produces policy research.
Previously, Graham worked at J-PAL North America, a research center specializing in the use of randomized studies to better understand what anti-poverty social policies work and why. While there, he managed a project to develop and evaluate mobility support for housing choice voucher recipients, coordinated the office’s written publications strategy, and advised external organizations on potential studies on basic income, addiction treatment, educational support, and financial inclusion. In addition, he has served as an impact consultant at What Works Cities, conducted policy analysis for the New York City Mayor’s Office, and taught high school equivalency and computer skills classes to incarcerated students in the Worcester County House of Correction.
Graham received his Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University.
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