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Elizabeth Long

Assistant Research Professor

Introduction & Projects

Elizabeth Long is an Assistant Research Professor and Director of Research and Evaluation with the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC). In this role, she leads the quantitative evaluation of the RPC’s impact and investigates strategies for improving the reach of research among policymakers. Given her background in examining the etiology of substance misuse, she is particularly interested in bridging substance use research and policy. She has substantial experience surveying legislative staff and has published on best practices for doing so. Dr. Long is also involved in examining the use of research in legislation through deductive coding of legislative bills.

Recent Publications

Rapid-cycle experimentation with state and federal policymakers for optimizing the reach of racial equity research

Long, E.C., Pugel, J., Scott, J.T., Charlot, N., Giray, C., Fernandes, M.A., & Crowley, D.M. (2021). Rapid-cycle experimentation with state and federal policymakers for optimizing the reach of racial equity research. American Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306404

A new measure to understand the role of science in U.S. Congress: Lessons learned from the Legislative Use of Research Survey (LURS)

Long, E.C., Smith, R.L., Scott, J.T., Gay, B., Giray, C., Storace, R., Guillot-Wright, S., & Crowley, D.M. (2021). A new measure to understand the role of science in U.S. Congress: Lessons learned from the Legislative Use of Research Survey (LURS). Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426421X16134931606126

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

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