Policy Associate, Research-to-Policy Collaboration
Azaliah Israel holds an M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Family Policy at the University of Arkansas. She joins the Research-to-Policy (RPC) team as a skilled provider of technical assistance (TA) to human services programs and agencies, including Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) grantees and TANF programs. In addition to researching, analyzing, and interpreting federal and state legislation affecting fatherhood programs, she also participated in the assessment, planning, and implementation of programs and special projects concerning father engagement.
Azaliah assists the RPC team through conducting introductory meetings with congressional staff to assess their research needs and to identify researchers within the RPC Researcher Network who can provide research based evidence and support congressional staff in policy-based decision making. In addition to the recruitment of researchers, Azaliah provides support for the rapid response process for congressional offices, regularly engages with research experts across the nation to coordinate the production of policy briefs for congressional offices, and supervises RPC interns.