Valerie Polletta

Valerie Polletta, MSc

Associate Director, Research & Evaluation


As Associate Director, Ms. Polletta develops and implements research plans to inform programs and measure impact. This includes conducting community health assessments and evaluation studies for health departments, hospitals, schools, foundations, and other clients with the goal of providing salient, actionable data for program and strategic planning. Prior to joining HRiA, Ms. Polletta worked for the New York State Department of Health where she coordinated projects to improve immunization rates for underserved populations. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and has a master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College.