Rivka Liss-Levinson, PhDDirector of Research

Rivka Liss-Levinson joined the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) in March 2018 as Director of Research. In this role, Rivka works closely with the SLGE President/CEO to develop and oversee SLGE’s research agenda, lead research concept development, and engage with external audiences on SLGE research.

Prior to joining SLGE, Rivka worked as Director of Survey Research for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), where she led the full life cycle survey design and implementation of the ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, the pre-eminent national survey of the status of state and territorial public health in the United States. She also developed and implemented research on public health workforce planning and finance.

Before her work at ASTHO, Rivka conducted research at the Emory University/Cornell University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, collaborating with partners from the private and public sectors to research and evaluate workplace wellness programs.

Click here for a list of select publications by Dr. Liss-Levinson.

Rivka earned her doctorate in Applied Social Psychology from The George Washington University and her BA in Psychology from Brandeis University.

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