Elizabeth Joanne Gifford
Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Beth Gifford is an associate research professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, a core faculty member of the Center for Child and Family Policy, and leads the Social and Economic pillar of the Children’s Health and Discovery Institute. She leads a multidisciplinary research team that examines the health and social services engagement of children and families. Motivating her research is the need to understand how social policies and practices affect social inequities observed in the way our public institutions treat those they are designed to serve. These institutions include education, social services, criminal justice, and health care systems.

Current Research Interests

  • Child maltreatment
  • Children and the law
  • Education
  • Intergenerational effects of criminal justice policies

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 214 Rubenstein Hall, 302 Towerview Rd., Durham, NC 27708
  • Duke University, Box 90545, Durham, NC 27708-0264
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