Gordon Berlin

Gordon Berlin

Research Professor, McCourt School for Public Policy, Georgetown University

The former President of MDRC, and a leading innovator in the field of public problem solving, joined the McCourt School on January 1, 2020, as a research professor. Social policy expert Gordon Berlin advises McCourt and Georgetown on research partnerships, and how to better leverage the expertise of the McCourt School’s academic faculty and research centers to impact public policy. As president of the nonprofit research organization MDRC, Berlin expanded and led the organization’s efforts to build and use evidence to drive improvements in social policy and program effectiveness, especially for low-income people. He brings to Georgetown deep knowledge and experience in building networks of researchers, policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders in joint pursuit of evidence to drive impact towards a more just and equitable world.