Jennifer Benz

Deputy Director • The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
Last edited January 18, 2019

Jennifer is a political scientist whose research focuses the connection between public policy and citizen engagement. She has managed and conducted survey research on a variety of topics including media, race and ethnicity, public health and health care, international relations and defense, and environmental and energy policy. With training and experience in political science, social psychology, and public health, Jennifer's research uses an interdisciplinary approach in both theory and method, and she has conducted numerous studies that complement survey research with qualitative and experimental methods. She has also conducted and published research on the relationships between interest organizations, PACs, and public policy, with a particular focus on state-level politics and policy. Her research has been published by Georgetown University Press and appeared in Health Affairs, State Politics and Policy, Publius and the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, among others.

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