Amy McLaughlin is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland, and is a part of the Women's Empowerment: Data for Gender Equality (WEDGE) project. The WEDGE team is focused on improving the measurement of gender empowerment in the developing world. Amy has worked for the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) since 2015, and was the Associate Director of the Consortium of Race, Gender and Ethnicity at UMD from 2001-2007. Her research interests include gender, caregiving, and social norms. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park in 2001.