Aviva Litovitz

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Ph.D. in chemistry, Cornell University; B.ArtsSc. in arts and science and chemistry, McMaster University


Aviva Litovitz is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. At RAND, she has focused on science and energy policy, using a range of methodologies including econometric analysis, quantitative modeling, and qualitative analysis.

Litovitz's dissertation examines the relationship between federal funding and academic productivity, with a focus on sustainable energy and biomedical research. Her RAND project work has included evaluating the air and water resource consequences of shale gas development in Pennsylvania, assessing U.S. investment and patent production for carbon capture technologies, and quantifying the financial and greenhouse gas implications of using biomass to generate electricity in coal plants.

Prior to her time at RAND, Litovitz obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from Cornell University, where she also lectured in chemistry at Ithaca College. She has a B.ArtsSc. in arts and science and chemistry from the Arts and Science Program at McMaster University in Canada.