Elana Straus, BA

Research Data Analyst, Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative

Prior to joining BHHI, Elana worked at UCSF's Institute for Health Policy Studies, studying tobacco-related disparities and working with substance use treatment programs to build their capacity to offer tobacco cessation services. Alongside her research work, Elana has experience with street outreach and health education, and currently volunteers with a harm-reduction group in West Oakland. She has a BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley, and in her free time you can find her spending time outdoors, listening to a podcast, or working out with her adult gymnastics team.