Dr Emily Cardon
Principal Advisor, Head of Research
Emily is a Principal Advisor and the Head of Research for BIT North America. She oversees the quality and rigor of BIT’s evaluations across its portfolio of partners. Emily specializes in experimental and quasi-experimental design and analysis, and provides methodological support for the team to develop feasible and innovative research plans. Her research focuses on the application of behavioral insights to improve public administration and evidence-based policymaking.
Emily earned her PhD in Public Administration from Syracuse University, where she also completed her MPA. She also holds a BA in International Affairs from Boston College, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to her graduate studies, Emily worked as a legislative aide for Congressman Jim Himes in the U.S. House of Representatives, covering issues related to health, education and social policy.