Shomon Shamsuddin is Associate Professor of Social Policy at Tufts University. He studies how institutions define social problems and develop policies to address urban poverty and inequality. His research examines the effects of local and federal housing policy on socioeconomic mobility for low-income families. In addition, he studies programs to overcome barriers to educational attainment for underserved groups.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, Shomon was a Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at Tufts. He is also an Associate Director of the MIT Resilient Cities Housing Initiative.
His professional experience on housing issues spans the neighborhood, city, and federal levels. He has built affordable housing with community development corporations, managed programs at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and analyzed policy at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Prior to joining Tufts, Shomon was a National Poverty Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Policy and Planning from MIT, M.Arch. from Yale, and Sc.B. in Neuroscience from Brown.