Olivia Burrus

Public Health Analyst


  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina
  • BA, Psychology, Scripps College
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Olivia Burrus has more than a decade of research experience, and she is passionate about leveraging human-centered design to develop innovative solutions that improve population health and well-being. She has expertise in both traditional and design research methodologies and is skilled at translating qualitative findings into actionable insights and innovation strategies. Her research primarily focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of digital interventions as well as on developing approaches for communicating complex information to the public to promote informed decision making.

Ms. Burrus enjoys conducting brainstorming sessions and design sprints with key stakeholders to generate prototypes and outside-the-box solutions to seemingly intractable problems. She has worked on projects for such clients as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and community-based organizations across a variety of subject areas, including HIV prevention, direct-to- consumer (DTC) prescription drug advertising, informed decision making, patient-provider communication, risk communication, diabetes, health literacy, financial literacy, older adult health and wellness, and injury and violence prevention.