Alexis Marbach is a senior research scientist in the Public Health department at NORC. She has over 15 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating initiatives in a range of topics including behavioral health, trauma-informed care, intimate partner violence, substance use disorder, mental health, HIV, and access to care. To these topics, Marbach brings skills in project and task leadership, qualitative data collection, site engagement, evaluation and implementation technical assistance, and implementation materials design. Marbach excels at connecting with grantees across demonstration sites, helping them understand their implementation processes using a mixed-methods implementation science lens and preparing for sustainable, long-term program integration.
Prior to joining NORC, Marbach served as an associate at Abt Associates. In that role, she managed the HRSA HAB Dissemination of Evidence Interventions Initiative, a first-of-its kind implementation science linkage and retention in care study. She conducted evaluability assessments on hospital-based violence prevention and interventions for the CDC. Marbach led development and production of two guides for SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Center guide series addressing implementation strategies at the intersection of serious mental illness, substance use disorder, and chronic disease. The 2020 “Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders” guide was cited as a key resource in the HIV National Strategic Plan (2021-2025). Additionally, she designed technical assistance products integrating Violence Against Women Act guidelines into HUD guidance for public housing authorities to improve service coordination and increase housing stability for survivors of domestic violence.
While at Boston University, she was the co-principal investigator for Advancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work (ALPS) project, designed to strengthen and promote public health social work through student and faculty development, generating implementation guidance for dual MPH/MSW programs for academic institutions, and creating a strategic plan for the future of public health social work.
Earlier in her career, Marbach’s work focused on implementing and evaluating domestic and sexual violence prevention programs. While at the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, she served as the Empowerment Evaluator for the CDC Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA FOCUS) initiative. In her role as the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, she provided capacity building, empowerment evaluation, and systems support for all California rape crisis center prevention programs through in-person trainings, conference sessions, webinars, and individual meetings.