Research Manager, Human Trafficking Research Initiative and Intimate Partner Violence Initiative
Programs

Ellen is the Research Manager for two of Innovations for Poverty Action's initiatives, the Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) initiative and the Human Trafficking Research Initiative. She supports the initiatives' global portfolios and also directly manages the implementation of select randomized controlled trials, such as the IPV-focused Modern Man Challenge project in Liberia, the assistance targeting Leveraging Social Connections project in Liberia, and the mask-use project to combat COVID-19 in Bangladesh. She has also managed programmatic testing, qualitative surveys, and gender-sensitive research training. Ellen has an MA in International Development Policy with a concentration in Applied Economics from Duke University.