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Jie Wu

Jie Wu
Director of Research Management
Office: BRC 1020H
Contact:  713-348-3856 | E-mail

Jie Wu is director of research management at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. She joined the Institute after her graduate study at Rice University, and provided project management and conducted research for studies such as the Houston Area Asian Survey; the Survey on Health, Education, and the Arts (the “SHEA” Study); Migration and Urban Growth projectthe Opportunity Youth study; and the Kinder Houston Area SurveyCurrently she leads the Houston Community Data Connections and the Urban Disparity & Opportunity programs, supervises the Community Bridges program, and manages the Kinder Houston Area Survey and the Affiliated Researchers Program.

Wu has published a series of reports on survey research, and is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the Community Indicators Consortium. Her research interest focuses on public opinion, urban inequality, human capital, workforce development, migration and economic growth. She holds a master’s degree in economics from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Shanghai International Studies University.

Recent Publications 

Douds, Kiara and Jie Wu. Forthcoming. “Trust in the Bayou City: Do Racial Segregation and Discrimination Matter for Generalized Trust?” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

Wu, et. al. 2016. Houston's Opportunity: Reconnecting Disengaged Youth and Young Adults to Strengthen Houston's Economy. Rice University: Kinder Institute for Urban Research, September.

Klineberg, Stephen L., Jie Wu, Kiara Douds, and Diane Ramirez. 2014. Shared Prospects: Hispanics and the Future of Houston. Rice University: Kinder Institute for Urban Research, November. 

Klineberg, Stephen L., Mary Buchanan, and Jie Wu. “The Changing Face of Houston’s Black Community: The Distinctive Impact of Socioeconomic Status and Age on the Attitudes and Beliefs of African Americans.” Forthcoming. Invisible Houston Revisited.

Klineberg, Stephen L., Jie Wu, and Christina Barrera. 2014. What Accounts for Health Disparities? Findings from the Houston Surveys (2001-2013). Rice University: Kinder Institute for Urban Research, April.   

Klineberg, Stephen L. and Jie Wu. 2013. Diversity and Transformation among Asians in Houston: Findings from the Kinder Institute’s “Houston Area Asian Survey” (1995, 2002, 2011). Rice University: Kinder Institute for Urban Research, February.   

Klineberg, Stephen L., Jie Wu, and Kiara Douds. 2013. The 2012 Houston Education Survey: Public Perceptions in a Critical Time. Rice University: Kinder Institute for Urban Research, November.   

Klineberg, Stephen L. and Jie Wu. 2012. The Houston Arts Survey: Participation, Perceptions, and Prospects. Rice University: Kinder Institute for Urban Research, September.