Gary W. Reinbold

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Gary W. Reinbold is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and a Faculty Associate in the Institute for Legal, Legislative, and Policy Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2010 and also holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University Chicago. While at Harvard, he twice received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Teaching. Prior to his doctoral studies, he practiced law with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the international law firm of Mayer Brown LLP. At UIS, Dr. Reinbold regularly teaches Analytical Methods (PAD 503), International Poverty, Inequality, and Development (PAD 521), U.S. Social Policy (PAD 522), and various other courses.

Dr. Reinbold’s research interests involve social policy analysis. In particular, he seeks to integrate empirical and legal methods to analyze laws and policies affecting child well-being, both in the United States and internationally. His current work focuses on the effects of various Medicaid state options on children’s health outcomes in the United States and the effects of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on global child mortality. He has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Population and Development Review, Journal of Children and Poverty, Child Indicators Research, The International Journal of Children’s Rights, and Journal of Policy Practice.

Areas of Expertise: poverty, inequality, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Head Start, Convention on the Rights of the Child, child mortality.


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Telephone: (217) 206-8568

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