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. 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 codesigned, community initiative on Chicago’s South Side that integrates classroom and community transition practices. She was previously an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Education. She received her PhD in policy and organizations research from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education.