Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Bridget Pavelle

Senior Research Manager, Research and Data Analysis Division
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services


CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

Bridget Pavelle is a demographer and Senior Research Manager with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA). She received her PhD in public policy and sociology from the University of Michigan in 2013 and her MS in statistics from Iowa State University in 2008. In her current role, she works primarily with administrative data on projects relating to child and family well-being, food and cash assistance, and mental health and substance use disorder services. Her work involves program monitoring and quasi-experimental evaluation of a range of health and social policy interventions for clients receiving publicly funded services. She shares the results of her work through direct consultation with program leaders and policy makers, published research briefs, and presentations to research and policy conferences as well as various workgroups. Her work aims to support the welfare of and improve services for Washington’s most vulnerable populations.