Max Izenberg is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research interests span a wide range of thematic policy areas, including health system capacity, emergency preparedness, refugee and asylum-seeker integration, and the social determinants of health.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a project manager at Dimagi India, where he contributed to the development of the Indian national tuberculosis surveillance system. He was also a monitoring and evaluation adviser at Mercy Corps in Afghanistan, where he supported various interventions including refugee repatriation and counterviolence extremism. He also served as a lead survey design and analyst on several policy evaluations related to refugee protection, social protection schemes, and health systems strengthening, which included contributing to survey design, trainings, transcription coding and 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.