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.
Crowley, D. M., Scott, J. T., Long, E. C., Green, L., Giray, C., Gay, B., Israel, A., Storace, R., McCauley, M., & Donovan, M. (2021). Cultivating researcher-policymaker partnerships: A randomized controlled trial of a model for training public psychologists. American Psychologist, 76(8), 1307–1322. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000880
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
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
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
July 26, 2022
Advancing the relevance of research to policymakers during times of crisisRead more.
September 23, 2021
Getting racial equity research into the hands of policymakers
Racial inequities are enduring and pervasive problems in the U.S. that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to poor public health outcomes.Read more.
September 09, 2021
New survey measures the role of science in U.S. CongressRead more.
June 03, 2021
SPR 'Abstract of Distinction' award goes to Research-to-Policy Collaborative
A symposium organized by Assistant Research Professor and Co-Director of the Research-to-Policy Collaborative (RPC) Taylor Scott won an 'Abstract of Distinction' Award at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) held June 2-4.Read more.
January 20, 2021
Despite advances, behavioral health legislation still lags behind
Max Crowley, Director of the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative (EIC), and Taylor Scott, Co-Director of the EIC, are quoted in this story from Penn State News.Read more.