Hannah Feeney is a research public health analyst in the Victimization and Resilience Research Program in RTI’s Division of Applied Justice Research, where she is the co-PI of two studies exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on victim service providers. In addition, Dr. Feeney serves as a research analyst for the Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline project—a mixed-methods study funded from the Administration for Children and Families. In this capacity she oversees qualitative data collection of narrative case study examples of hotlines of similar scope and helps implement the follow-up costumer service survey. Dr. Feeney also serves as the Group Training and Technical Assistance Task Lead for the Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking: Children and Youth Technical Assistance Program. This project provides support to the Office for Victims of Crime-funded grantees to help improve outcomes for children and youth victims. As the Publications Co-lead for the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative project, she oversees the production of relevant briefs and publications for both SAKI TTA grantees and external partners.
Dr. Feeney has more than 6 years of experience conducting research on the violence and victimization of marginalized communities. Her areas of expertise include community and systems’ response to victimization, help-seeking behavior in survivors, and untested sexual assault kits. She has extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative methods, evaluation theory and implementation, data management, and policy development. Dr. Feeney is well-versed in developing and supporting research partnerships with key stakeholders, including policy makers, law enforcement personnel, nonprofit organizations, and other victim service providers. This work has included training and technical assistance to practitioners.