Paige Presler-Jur is both a research scientist and a policy analyst. With a diverse academic background in engineering, environmental science, and public health, Ms. Presler-Jur works to understand the challenges and barriers communities encounter while trying to solve problems in criminal justice and public health contexts.Currently, Ms. Presler-Jur is focused on building bridges across disciplines to provide improved services and support to victims of sexual assault and to facilitate effective responses to illicit substance use to improve access to treatment and recovery services.
Ms. Presler-Jur serves as part of the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Training and Technical Assistance Team (TTA) and as the TTA Coordinator for the RTI Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) TTA Team to provide a tailored and consistent response to both SAKI and COSSAP grantee needs.
Ms. Presler-Jur serves as the co-Principal Investigator for the Office of Victims of Crime project titled, Advancing Hospital-Based Technology to Support Victims of Interpersonal Violence. In this project, RTI, together with MedReportGuard (MRG), will work with diverse jurisdictions across California to develop a new and expanded digital platform, the MRG Suite, to ensure that victims of all forms of interpersonal violence receive the support and services they need. Additionally, Ms. Presler-Jur serves as a team member on varying RTI projects addressing the unique challenges that jurisdictions face on many criminal justice and public health issues nationwide.
Joining RTI in 2004, Ms. Presler-Jur has more than 15 years of laboratory experience including as a research environmental scientist in the Center for Analytical Sciences. In this role, she worked with multidisciplinary teams across diverse agencies for research projects that included air and water quality analysis to understand environmental exposures of underserved populations.
She holds a certificate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.