Mr. Shapiro received his master of social work from the University of Michigan with a concentration in social policy and evaluation and his bachelor of arts in sociology from Western Michigan University.
Zachary Shapiro, MSW, is a research associate at PPA. He has experience assisting with research and evaluation projects at the nonprofit, university, and governmental levels. Mr. Shapiro possesses a multidimensional understanding of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies with expertise in focus groups, survey design, interviewing, literature reviews, and primary source historical research. At PPA he is currently involved in several workforce development projects.
Prior to joining PPA, Mr. Shapiro worked at the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University. In this role he helped lead Healthy Homes and Americorps Urban Safety initiatives. He also served as a research assistant at the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion (AEDI) at the University of Michigan where he worked on an Oakland Promise savings account project. During his graduate studies Mr. Shapiro worked at the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute, the Community Technical Assistance Collaborative, and the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan. During these experiences he managed the Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars and assisted with an infant mortality study, aided a mentorship program, and worked on opioid-related harm-reduction evaluations, respectively.