Khaing P. Zaw, MA

Statistical Research Associate, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Duke University

Khaing P. Zaw (Khai) is a research associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity (Cook Center) at Duke University. She contributes to research projects on health and wealth disparities as well as race and gender issues through rigorous data analysis.

She has worked with numerous national and proprietary datasets, including the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, and the National Assets Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC). The NASCC, housed at the Cook Center, is a survey that disaggregates wealth and asset positions by detailed race and ethnic background.

Her work has been featured in The Washington Post and Atlanta Black Star. Prior to joining the Cook Center, Khai developed research capacity and data-based decision making in Myanmar in association with the United Nations ESCAP.

Khai received a Master’s degree in economics with a concentration in statistical methods from Duke University and holds BA in economics from Cornell University.