"As societies build walls of separation between communities,
ICAAD works to remove each brick to illuminate our common humanity"

Elizabeth Long, MA, MS


Elizabeth Long is a behavioral scientist with a focus in international health and development. Her areas of expertise are in international health, gender based violence, impact evaluation, education, and economic development. While working on or evaluating programs she realized that so many of the programs were not designed around the way people actually think and instead designed around an ideal of human decision making that is rarely true in reality. And that this failure to consider how people actually think can create divisions in societies that become hard to overcome. She works to empower organizations and individuals to use insights from both data and behavioral science to improve their programs and in building local capacity to do so on a sustainable basis.

She has lived and/or worked on six continents in health and economic development with USAID/Tanzania, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Harvard School of Public Health, ideas42, I4 Index Insurance Innovation Initiative, and the Public Health Institute.

She holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University, University of San Francisco, and University of California, Davis. In her spare time she analyzes performances in the Premier League and dreams up ways to become manager of Chelsea FC.