Susan Silberman, PhD

Senior Director, Research and Evaluation Group

Areas of Expertise

  • Research and Evaluation
  • Social Impact Methodology
  • Health and Education Strategic Policies


Susan L. Silberman manages all NCOA research to ensure standards and quality. She leads NCOA’s social impact methodology, as well as building out the Research and Evaluation Group across NCOA, so research findings are incorporated and leveraged in all of our work. Susan is a trusted advisor on strategy and policy with a focus on health and education policy and vulnerable populations.

Susan spent 10 years working at AARP in the State Research Division conducting member and public opinion polling on issues and priorities for those aged 50+. More recently, she spent 6 years as Vice President at Kauffman and Associates Inc., a small professional services firm with a focus on health and education policy for Native American and Indigenous people.

Susan is a political economist with a master’s degree in International Economic Development from American University and a doctoral degree in Political Science from Michigan State University, with a focus on research methods and health policy.