Angeline Spain is a researcher at the University of Chicago's Chapin Hall. Her research interests focus on systems change across education, early childhood, and healthcare systems. Dr. Spain is the qualitative methodologist for a three-year, multi-state study investigating how family experiences are altered by community-based approaches designed to address toxic stress and promote family strengths through the transformation of pediatric primary care and early childhood system policies and practices. She also studies community efforts to strengthen children’s transitions to and through the early elementary system, including a teacher co-designed, community initiative on Chicago’s South Side that integrates classroom and community transition practices. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Education. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, with a specialization in Policy and Organizations Research.