Elizabeth Moschella-Smith

Research Scientist
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Elizabeth Moschella-Smith, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC). She graduated with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology 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, working on the evaluation of the Community College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative. She is currently assisting with data collection and analysis for several research projects to evaluate violence prevention and response programming, including projects funded by the Office on Violence Against Women and National Science Foundation.

Dr. Moschella-Smith has spent over eight years working in the field of violence prevention and response. She spent her graduate career conducting research on outcomes of bystander intervention in situations of interpersonal violence and factors that promote resiliency and growth in survivors of trauma. She has utilized mixed-method designs in her research and has expertise in measurement development. Dr. Moschella-Smith serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization, 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 tobe a part of the PIRC team and continue to explore her passion for ending sexual and relationship violence and stalking.