Abigail Colson

Senior Research Analyst, Expert Elicitation

Abby works on the Evidence of Effectiveness branch of the economic analysis team for DCP3. She uses expert elicitation, a method of quantifying expert uncertainty, to supplement the existing literature if the effectiveness of an intervention or policy has not been well studied.

Abby Colson is a senior research analyst at CDDEP. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and environmental studies from American University. Her past work focused on discussing the policy implications of health research. She is now exploring methods to assess the economic impact of public health foundations. Abby is interested in how policymakers utilize research in their decision-making, especially when addressing health and environmental issues. For DCP3, Abby is responsible for conducting and coordinating the expert elicitation process along with Dr. Roger Cooke.