Michelle Woodford is a Research Manager at J-PAL North America where she works on the U.S. Healthcare Delivery Initiative. Prior to joining J-PAL North America in 2015, she worked at Abt Associates in the Social and Economic Policy Division on multiple randomized evaluations that examine the impacts of teen pregnancy prevention programs replicated across the United States. Michelle has experience working with local communities to build their understanding of scientific research, strengthen their evaluation capacity, and interpret and use the evidence to make informed policy decisions. Michelle holds a M.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.