Meredith Slopen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality. Building on her career at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, her scholarship focuses on the role of workplace and labor policies as social determinants of health. Slopen’s dissertation examines the impact of state and local paid sick leave policies on the employment, economic security, and health of working women and their families. Her work has been funded by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, and the US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau. She holds an Hon. B.A. from the University of Toronto, MSW from Columbia University, and received her Ph.D. in Social Policy and Policy Analysis from Columbia University in 2023.