Director of Poverty and Inequality Research
Danilo Trisi is the Director of Poverty and Inequality Research. His work primarily focuses on trends in poverty, deep poverty, income inequality, the labor market, and the effectiveness of economic security programs.
Since joining the Center in 2007, Trisi has played a vital role in expanding the Center’s data analysis capacity. He has deep expertise in analyzing a variety of national survey data, administrative record systems, and micro-simulation data concerning economic well-being, racial and other disparities, and the influence of tax and transfer policies. He provides support to many of the Center’s cross-cutting research projects such as the design of policies to help eligible families more easily access medical and nutrition assistance and assessing the impact of public policies on immigrants and other vulnerable populations.
Prior to joining the Center, Trisi worked as a Program Associate at USAction, providing research and field support for their federal budget and tax campaigns. He was also a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education.
Trisi holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College.
You can follow him on Twitter @TrisiDanilo.