Elizabeth Moschella-Smith, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC). She graduated with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, with a minor in College Teaching, and a M.A. in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire. She first joined PIRC in the Fall of 2018 as an Adjunct Research Assistant. She is currently leading several research projects to evaluate violence prevention and response programming, including projects funded by the Office on Violence Against Women and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Moschella-Smith has over eight years of experience with quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analyses. She has utilized mixed-method, quasi-experimental, and longitudinal designs in her research and has expertise in measurement development. Dr. Moschella-Smith serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Resilient Retreat, Inc., which is dedicated to empowering survivors of trauma and abuse through self-care and community. She also volunteers as an advocate at HAVEN, the largest crisis center in New Hampshire. She is excited to be a part of the PIRC team as she continues to explore her passion for ending sexual and relationship violence and stalking.