Abby Marquand, Associate Director of Policy Research, is responsible for research and analysis on policy issues affecting the direct-care workforce as well as the eldercare/disability service industry. She also provides support to the Director of Policy Research. Abby's previous work experience and education are in the field of aging. Prior to joining PHI, Abby worked on reporting and analysis in New York City. She also spent time at the Mental Health Association of NYC - Geriatric Mental Health Alliance supporting policy research and advocacy work on geriatric mental health issues. Abby earned a master's in public health from Columbia University, specializing in aging.