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 has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, 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), Program Evaluation (PAD 533), International Poverty, Inequality, and Development (PAD 521), and U.S. Social Policy (PAD 522).

Dr. Reinbold conducts research on social policy, poverty, and inequality, both in the United States and internationally. He is currently writing a book discussing options for some of the most controversial issues in U.S. social policy, including health care access, Medicare and Social Security, welfare, the federal deficit and debt, tax policy, immigration, guns, abortion, and marijuana. He has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, consults regularly for local organizations, and appears sometimes on local news programs.

Areas of Expertise: U.S. social policy (public policy and public opinion regarding Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, welfare, food stamps (SNAP), minimum wage, the federal deficit and debt, tax policy, immigration, guns, abortion, and marijuana), U.S. poverty and inequality.

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Contact Info

Office: PAC 422
Telephone: (217) 206-8568

Recent Publications:

  • Reinbold G. W. (2019). Effects of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on child mortality and vaccination rates: A synthetic control analysis. BMC International Health and Human Rights. doi: 10.1186/s12914-019-0211-9.
  • (2018) Reinbold, G. W. Comparing Mechanisms to Child Outcomes from Long-Term Economic Well-Being Measured with the Official Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure. Child Indicators Research, 11(3), 1007-1028. Available here.
  • (2017) Reinbold, G. W. How Means-Tested Transfer Programs Respond to Household Earned-Income Increases: Policy and Practice. Journal of Policy Practice16(4), 432-451. Available here.
  • (2017) Reinbold, G. W.  Exploring long-term economic well-being and child outcomes with the Supplemental Poverty Measure: evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Journal of Children and Poverty23(1), 1-17. Available here.
  • (2016) Reinbold, G. W. “Comparing the effect of U.S. tax and transfer programs on relative and  absolute income inequality: Research and policy implications.” Journal of Policy Practice, 15(4), 243-268. Available here.