The need for, and challenges of, policy evaluation during the COVID-19 pandemic, October 2020.


The country, and world, is full of variation in local policies being used to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Could create an opportunity to learn about the effects of those policies, to inform future decision-making. We have data on policies, outcomes….what could be the problem?

Brown University
Elizabeth A. Stuart
Associate Dean for Education | Professor

Trained as a statistician, my primary research interests are in the development and use of methodology to better design and analyze the causal effects of public health and educational interventions. In this way I hope to bridge statistical advances and research practice, working with mental health and educational researchers to identify and solve methodological challenges.