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Calhoun, Katie, PhD

Calhoun, Katie, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pronouns: She/Her

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Dr. Katie Calhoun is a community-engaged researcher studying policy and community responses to homelessness and poverty. She uses critical theories to explore how poverty discourse affects policy implementation, the resources available to folks, and, in turn, the health and well-being of individuals. She has studied community-led initiatives such as tiny home villages for people who are unhoused and safe parking lots for people sheltering in vehicles. She is actively engaged in guaranteed income research including with the Denver Basic Income Project, a randomized controlled trial of guaranteed income for the unhoused in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Calhoun’s research interests are informed by her practice experience in school social work, policy advocacy, and inpatient mental health. She is interested in critically assessing social work’s role in promoting economic, social, and environmental justice.


PhD – University of Denver, 2023 – Social Work
MSW – University of Nevada, Reno, 2015 – Social Work
BSW – University of Nevada, Reno, 2012 – Social Work