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Cagla Giray

Policy Associate, Research-to-Policy Collaboration

Biography & Projects

Cagla Giray has demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research, international development policy, and outreach, with a track record of building partnerships between policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders at national and international levels. Cagla (pronounced as “Chala”) joined the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) team in March 2019 as a Washington, D.C.-based Policy Associate. She supports congressional and organizational outreach by providing non-partisan, technical assistance to policymakers about child and family policy issues, researcher engagement, and currently monitors RPC’s COVID-19 response.  

Prior to her current position, Cagla served as a Social Development and Governance Consultant at the World Bank Group and as a Fellow at Save the Children. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois and her B.A. in Psychology from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

Recent Publications

Lawmakers' use of scientific evidence can be improved

Crowley, D. M., Scott, J. T., Long, E. C., Green, L., Israel, A., Supplee, L., Jordan, E., Oliver, K., Guillot-Wright, S., Gay, B., Storace, R., Torres-Mackie, N., Murphy, Y., Donnay, S., Reardanz, J., Smith, R., McGuire, K., Baker, E., Antonopoulos, A., McCauley, M. & Giray, C. (2021). Lawmakers’ use of scientific evidence can be improved. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(9), e2012955118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2012955118