Research

  • Policy research: No one wants to reinvent the wheel, so the first step of the policy development process is often a survey of existing policies. But how do you know what constitutes a strong policy? With more than a decade of experience in policy analysis, I can efficiently dig into complex policies and identify those with the greatest impact so that you can be assured that the policies you champion will achieve their intended outcomes.

  • Community food assessments: When your community has too much fast food and liquor and too little produce, how do you decide what changes need to be made? If more data is what you need, I can help you design and implement community food assessments with an eye toward identifying specific action steps to creating a more fair local food system. Or if you already have all the data you need, let’s work together to involve neighbors, business owners, and government staff in identifying what makes most sense for your community right now.