Rockville, Md. – Seri Irazola, Ph.D., a social science expert with nearly two decades of experience, has joined Abt Associates as a principal associate. She will play a leading role in Abt’s work on violence prevention, behavioral health, criminal justice, child welfare, and public health.
“Seri is an experienced professional who understands the need for intersectional work that can bring together different aspects of Abt’s expertise,” says Christopher Spera, Ph.D., Abt division vice president of Health & Environment.
Irazola comes to Abt from Giving Science Dimension (GSD) LLC, where she was co-founder and chief executive officer, and prior to that she served in senior roles at ICF International and the Urban Institute. At GSD, she authored nearly a dozen white papers, led an evaluation of Department of Justice-funded tools to assist original victims in cases of wrongful conviction, and helped establish a business plan to re-purpose closed prisons into trade schools. Irazola also previously served as Director of the Department of Justice Office of Research and Evaluation.
She holds a Ph.D. in Justice, Law, and Society and an M.S. in Justice and Public Policy from American University and a B.S. from the University of Michigan.
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