Alison C. Rataj, Research Associate, Institute for Health Policy and Practice

Alison Rataj

Project Director
Office: UNH CHHS Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Hewitt Hall Suite 202, Durham, NH 03824

Alison Rataj, MSW, is a part-time Project Director at the University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP), and the UNH Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL). Alison assists in designing, implementing, and evaluating projects that support person-centered, home and community-based options for older people in NH. Alison has worked on multiple federal grants including the Aging and Disability Resource Center, No Wrong Door System of Access, and the Balancing Incentive Program. She also supports the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging, a collective impact initiative that seeks to create communities to advance culture, policies and services which support older adults and their families in NH. She also helped to launch the Senior Leadership Alumni Network, a grassroots network that was developed for graduates of the Senior Leadership Series.

Alison is a second year PhD student at the University of Massachusetts Boston, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, Gerontology department. She also works part-time at UMass Boston as a research assistant on topics including social isolation and loneliness in later life, grief and bereavement, and marital relationships in older age.  


  • Masters of Social Work, University of New Hampshire
  • Bachelor of Art, Psychology, Colby-Sawyer College