Elizabeth Anderson is a Research and Evaluation Specialist at ICRW and is working with the Global Health, Youth and Development team.
Prior to joining ICRW, Elizabeth was a Research Associate with the University of Arizona Medication Management Center. There, she developed measurement tools for participant reported outcomes, served as a systematic review expert, and advised community partners on longitudinal data collection for program evaluations. Elizabeth was the epidemiological expert for the research group and designed statistical analyses for a variety of interdisciplinary projects. She also worked extensively on grant- and proposal-writing with academic partners, community organizations, state governmental agencies and a national health policy group.
Elizabeth previously worked with the University of Arizona Sexual Assault Prevention Programs, where she analyzed national data on campus sexual assault, worked on revisions of the Sexual Experiences Survey, and studied web-based prevention of intimate partner violence. Elizabeth also with an interdisciplinary infectious disease research group, where she focused on maternal and child infection outcomes, primarily related to Zika. She conducted field work in northern Brazil during the 2016 Zika pandemic and was among the first to quantify women’s barriers to compliance with warnings to delay pregnancy. She developed a vulnerability framework for sexually transmitted Zika and developed a web-based intervention to promote Zika avoidance behaviors in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Elizabeth is an alumna of both the Peace Corps (Mozambique 2012-2014) and AmeriCorps. Her work in the Peace Corps included local-language malaria prevention initiatives with a women’s cooperative, HIV/AIDS stigma reduction with high school students and establishment of a library for early-grade reading through a USAID grant. For AmeriCorps, Elizabeth was a case manager at a short-term shelter for immigrant women and children released from ICE or Border Patrol custody near the Arizona-Mexico border. She also served as a grant and program coordinator for a small, non-profit women’s HIV/AIDS organization in Tucson, Arizona.