Max Izenberg (he/his/him) is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His policy interests and research experience span a wide range of thematic policy areas, including disaster response and recovery, emergency preparedness, psychosocial resilience, infrastructure resilience, refugee and asylum-seeker integration, community resilience, disaster risk financing, and insurance markets.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a project manager at Dimagi India, where he contributed to the development of the official Indian national tuberculosis surveillance system. He was also a monitoring and evaluation adviser at Mercy Corps in Afghanistan, where he designed and supported various Afghanistan government programs including refugee repatriation initiatives and countering violence extremism. He also served as a lead qualitative researcher on several policy evaluations at Oxford Policy Management related to refugee protection, social protection schemes, and health systems strengthening, which included recruiting facilitators, trainings, transcription coding and analysis, intergating multiple methods for analysis, and report writing.
Izenberg has an M.Sc. in health policy, planning, and financing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics and a B.S. in public health informatics from Tulane University.
- Leveraging social networks, information science, and participatory processes to improve landslide warning in Sitka, AK
- The Role of Disaster Citizen Science: Opportunities for Improving Community Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Honors & Awards
- RAND Spotlight Award, 2020