Max Izenberg

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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M.Sc. in health policy, planning, and financing, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine / London School of Economics; B.S. in public health informatics, Tulane University


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 decision making under uncertainty, risk analysis, disaster risk financing, psychosocial resilience, and public safety. 

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.

Recent Projects

  • 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


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  • Tongass National Forest, Alaska, <a href="">photo</a> by <a href="">gillfoto</a>/<a href="">CC BY-SA 4.0</a>

    Local Communities Need a Voice in How to 'Build Back Better'

    Long before it was popularized and made its way into political slogans and economic recovery battle cries, the phrase “building back better” was a central tenet of disaster recovery and community resilience. How should community voices be incorporated into “building back better” processes?

    Jan 12, 2021 The RAND Blog

  • Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Huerta hoists two children from their rooftop into a Coast Guard rescue helicopter after flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA, August 29, 2005, photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi/U.S. Coast Guard

    HSOAC Hosts Seminar Series on Improving Equity in Disaster Policy

    Natural and biological hazards, and critically the human response to these hazards, have the potential not only to exacerbate existing population inequities but also to create them. To better understand the equity implications of disaster policies, the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center invited several experts to share their knowledge.

    Oct 7, 2020 The RAND Blog