Director – Policy Research Technology Program

Elizabeth Platt is the director of the Policy Research Technology Program at the Center for Public Health Law Research (CPHLR) at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Her work focuses on custom legal research projects using technology-based tools for legal research and public health law practice. She leads the development of the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System (PDAPS), a source of rigorous legal data tracking key state laws related to prescription drug abuse. She also manages the legal research for the CityHealth project, the leading assessment of how the nation’s forty largest cities fare when it comes to nine different policy domains that impact people’s everyday wellness and quality of life.

Prior to joining CPHLR, Elizabeth was the CEO/COO of Legal Science, LLC after serving as a senior law and policy manager at the Center for several years. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Clemson University. She received her J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law and her M.A. in International Relations with a Graduate Certificate in Security Policy Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Elizabeth is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.