Meagan Benetti is a research associate with the Center for Collaborative Systems Change (CCSC) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Benetti conducts collaborative evaluation research in partnership with organizations and community coalitions to develop innovative solutions for complex social problems. The majority of her work has focused on improving systems and communities through building the capacity of organizations to measure and sustain their work. Benetti also provides technical assistance to state and local stakeholders regarding evidence-based, strategic and sustainability planning, policy implementation best practices, and continuous quality improvement. She has expertise in coalition development and has helped found local initiatives that support social inclusion and maternal mortality prevention. Prior to research, Benetti was a mental health and substance use counselor, providing counseling services to youth, adults, and families.
Benetti has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Psychology from University of California Santa Barbara, a Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from Indiana University Bloomington School of Education, and is currently an MBA candidate at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
- Equitable community development
- Addressing social determinants of health
- Maternal mortality prevention
- Criminal justice reform