Diana Elliott

Diana Elliott

Diana Elliott is research officer for economic mobility at Pew. She supports Pew’s efforts to build broad and nonpartisan agreement on the facts and figures related to mobility and to spark an active debate on how best to improve opportunity in America.

As a lead researcher on Pew’s ongoing investigation of the status of the American Dream, Elliott communicates and collaborates with outside experts to develop and fine tune methodological approaches; reviews original research from external partners; and works with the project team to publicize findings and generate new knowledge, press coverage, and discourse in the area of economic mobility.

Before coming to Pew, Elliott was a family demographer at the U.S. Census Bureau where she conducted research on marriage, divorce, and family living arrangements.  She has also worked at the University of Massachusetts - Boston Survey Research Center and at the research firm Belden & Russonello, where she assisted with developing questions and content, managed the progress of surveys in the field, and analyzed survey findings.

Elliott completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Maryland - College Park.