Sandra Tang

Assistant Research Scientist, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research
Sandra   Tang


Sandra Tang joined ICPSR in 2020 as an Assistant Research Scientist. She works with colleagues across disciplines in academic, applied, and policy research settings. In her research, she uses various types of data (quantitative, qualitative, audiovisual) to investigate how family context and family-school partnerships promote students' educational success and positive developmental outcomes. In addition to collecting and analyzing existing data, she has created data for other researchers to use. She was the PI of a project that created a geospatial data module on food accessibility in the United States. This data module links commercial and administrative data to longitudinal survey data on children and families in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Sandra earned a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College and completed an NICHD postdoctoral training fellowship in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan.