Fenaba R. Addo is a visiting scholar with the Center for Household Financial Stability. Her research interests focus on how debt and wealth inequality influences family functioning and contribute to inequitable health and wellbeing outcomes. She has a special interest in economically vulnerable populations, including black families, women and children, low-income households and young adults.
She also studies how marriage and relationship histories impact women’s health in midlife and their children’s health and educational outcomes. Addo was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society postdoctoral scholar at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is currently an assistant professor of consumer science. She received her doctorate in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University and her Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University.