Niloufer Taber

Niloufer Taber is the associate research director for initiatives focused on postsecondary education in prison and connecting people returning to their communities with public housing. She has experience working on “housing first” models of public health intervention, criminal justice system responses to public health issues such as mental illness and substance use, and family involvement in reentry. Niloufer has previously worked at the Fortune Society, Council of State Governments Justice Center, Vera Institute of Justice, Family Justice, and Legal Aid. She has also worked in global health and economic development, with a focus on South and Southeast Asia. Niloufer has an MPA in urban and social policy with a focus on housing and benefits policy, an MPH in epidemiology with a focus on mental health and substance abuse, and a BA in South Asian and American history from Columbia University. She is currently finishing her PhD in Health Systems at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.