Valerie Polletta

Valerie Polletta, MSc

Director, Research & Evaluation


Valerie Polletta has over 15 years of experience working in public health. As a senior member of HRiA’s Research & Evaluation department, 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. Ms. Polletta previously 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.