Corianne Payton Scally, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute where she explores affordable housing and community development policy and practice from large cities to rural towns. From evaluating federal programs to assessing philanthropic investments, Scally’s research focuses on multiple social determinants of health—from the affordable housing supply to quality drinking water to access to health and human services—and the policy environments and stakeholder capacities that affect community opportunity and well-being. She leads mixed-method research projects, directing extensive primary data collection via site visits, interviews, focus groups, and surveys, and analysis of secondary and administrative data to evaluate program processes, performance, and outcomes.
Scally started her career as a housing and community economic developer and earned tenure as an associate professor of urban planning at SUNY Albany. She received her PhD in urban planning and policy development from Rutgers University.