Gassman-Pines Receives Award from American Psychological Association

 August 12, 2021

Anna Gassman-Pines, WLF Bass Connections associate professor of public policy, psychology and neuroscience, has received an award from the American Psychological Association (APA.) It is the Mid-career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Benefit Children, Youth and Families.

The award recognizes people who have made significant contributions in science, policy or practice that benefit the well-being of children, youth and their families. Well-being may include mental or physical health, cognitive, educational and social outcomes or those that support children’s health development.

Gassman-Pines’ research focuses on low-wage work, family life and the effects of welfare and employment policy on child and maternal well-being. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Psychological Foundation, and other foundations. She is an affiliate of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy.

Gassmans-Pines was presented with the award by the APA’s Committee on Children, Youth and Families Division in a virtual event on August 12.