Head shot of Jie Wu
  • Director of Research Management, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Research Oversight Committee, Urban Data Platform

Jie Wu is director of research management at Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. She leads the Houston Community Data Connections and supervises the Urban Disparity and Opportunity and Community Bridges programs. She also manages the Kinder Houston Area Survey and Affiliated Scholars program and serves on the oversight committee of the Kinder Urban Data Platform

Wu has published a series of reports on survey findings and urban inequality issues, such as the Houston Area Asian Survey, the Survey on Health, Education, and the Arts, the Migration and Urban Growth project and the Opportunity Youth study. She is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the Community Indicators Consortium. Her research interests include public opinion, urban inequality, social mobility, workforce development and migration. She received an M.A. in Economics from Rice University.