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Elizabeth Mumford

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Senior Fellow
Elizabeth is a social epidemiologist focused on the study of abusive behavior, mental health, and substance use.

Elizabeth provides research project management, conceptual design, and technical direction across diverse studies, including evaluability assessments, experimental program evaluations, nationally representative longitudinal observational studies, multi-mode data collection, dyadic measurement, integration of survey data from multiple sources, and saturated sample social network research. Populations with which Elizabeth has worked include clinicians, social and victim service providers, educational administrators, youth and young adults, college populations, women of reproductive age and pregnant women, users of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances, and law enforcement, correctional, and firefighter officers facing high-risk professional responsibilities.

Elizabeth maintains an active research program in interpersonal behaviors, including randomized controlled trials of teen dating violence interventions and quasi-experimental evaluations of sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention programs, the longitudinal National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV), and the national Interpersonal Conflict and Resolution (iCOR) study. Elizabeth leads the Officer Safety and Wellness (OSAW) Initiative, as part of a broader research program in the well-being of high-stress professionals, including law enforcement and correctional officers. Important to Elizabeth’s research is attention to disparities associated with disadvantaged populations in terms of gender, trauma profiles, developmental processes, and environmental context.

Elizabeth is trained in the theoretical framework and delivery of multiple trauma therapies, including MindFitness, HeartMath, and Somatic Experiencing Practice. Prior to her career in research, Elizabeth worked internationally with multiple government agencies in program management and evaluation addressing strategic planning, program development, and policy formation and evaluation.



Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health


Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health


Cornell University

Project Contributions

Evaluating the U.S. Military’s Sexual Assault Prevention Programs

Rigorous evaluation of five initiatives aimed at preventing sexual harassment and sexual assault


Department of Defense

Cyber-Abuse Research Initiative (CARI)

A comprehensive nationally representative study of technology-facilitated abuse (TFA) among U.S. young adults ages 18-35


U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women