Dr. Leanne Giordono is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Oregon State University’s School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. Her research is focused on the policy process, including the determinants of policy decisions and governance practices, as well as the impact of public policy decisions on individuals, households and communities. She is particularly interested in how advocates mobilize to influence public policy decisions. She completed her PhD in Public Policy from Oregon State University’s School of Public Policy in 2018. Prior to her doctoral studies, she spent over a decade conducting program evaluation and applied research for government agencies, non-profit organizations and foundations. She received her Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 2000.