Long-Elizabeth

Elizabeth Long

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Research-to-Policy Collaboration

412-537-1591
ecl5218@psu.edu

Biography

Elizabeth Long, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow with the Research-to-Policy Collaboration. In this role, she is primarily responsible for the quantitative evaluation of the RPC’s impact. More specifically, this work involves (1) survey development and programming; (2) coordinating online data collection from researchers to assess their capacity for engaging in public policy processes; (3) scheduling and administering corresponding surveys to legislative staff to assess their reported behaviors and attitudes regarding the use of research evidence; and (4) data management and analysis. In addition to the quantitative evaluation of the RPC, Beth is also involved in examining the use of research in legislation through deductive coding of legislative bills and investigating best practices for electronic research dissemination approaches to improve the reach of research syntheses among policymakers.