Alisa M Ainbinder, PhD, MSW, MA, is a Senior Research Associate at PHIWM. Alisa has 15 + years of professional experience as an evaluator and researcher of health and social service programs, policies, and interventions. Prior to joining PHIWM, she worked at Mathematica and then VentureWell, mainly focused on contributing to large-scale federal or foundation data collection projects such as the evaluation of Living Cities’ “The Integration Initiative” or SAMSHA’s Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) program. She particularly enjoys innovative, cross-sector work that strives to have a tangible and sustainable effect on the well-being of a community. At PHIWM, she helps to support the research and evaluation needs of the coalition team. She also works with a number of external clients and is energized by using different forms of information collection to aid these organizations to achieve their race and health equity goals. After spending many years in Washington, DC, she's come to cherish the uniqueness, eccentricities, and beauty of Western Massachusetts.