Pat Wong, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His primary areas of interest are social policy, family and child welfare, poverty issues, housing and community development. His publications and government reports are in the areas of child support and welfare reform, Medicaid managed care and coordination of social services.
He currently co-chairs a planning process dealing with homelessness at the City of Austin. He also serves as a board member on Texans Care for Children. Formerly, Wong was the assistant to the director for research and planning of Oi Kwan Social Service in Hong Kong. In that capacity he was in charge of evaluation, planning and staff development. Before that, he worked as a social worker for Yang Memorial Social Service and as a resettlement counselor for the International Institute in St. Louis.