Assistant Director of the Adult Literacy Research Center., Georgia State University

Dr. Iris Feinberg is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Georgia State University's Educational Psychology Program in the College of Education and Human Development and in the School of Public Health. She is the the Assistant Director of the Adult Literacy Research Center at Georgia State University. In addition to being funded as a researcher for the OECD-sponsored Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competency (PIAAC), Dr. Feinberg has led three university-funded grants and one externally funded grant in how different adult literacy skills impact health outcomes. Combined with her 25-year professional and philanthropic background, Dr. Feinberg has the necessary insight and leadership skills in understanding how organizations work, what strategic goals are achievable, and how multi-disciplinary collaborations can transform lives and societies.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Health Literacy, Georgia State University
  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, Georgia State University
  • 2014–present
    Assistant Director of the Adult Literacy Research Center, Georgia State University
  • 2012–2014
    Graduate Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, Georgia State University
  • 1989–2010
    Founder, CEO, The Trillium Group, LLC
  • 1987–1989
    Financial Manager, Ciba Vision
  • 1985–1987
    Financial Analyst, Self Employed
  • 1981–1985
    Plant Controller, Gould Inc.

Education

  • 2015 
    Georgia State University, PhD, Public Health
  • 2012 
    Georgia State University, MA, Applied Linguistics
  • 1985 
    Temple University, MBA, Corporate Finance & Marketing
  • 1981 
    Wharton School, Univ of Penna, BBA, Corporate Finance & Marketing

Publications

  • 2016
    Chapter 17: Cultural COmpetency in Health Literacy for Older Adults, IN PRINT
  • 2016
    Examine Associations Between Health Information Seeking Beahvior and Adult Education Status in the US: An Analysis of the 2012 PIAAC Data, PLOS One

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Employee Engagement in Wellness Plans
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Georgia State University
  • 2014
    Understanding health seeking information through PIAAC
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    American Institutes of Research
  • 2012
    Identifying and Reducing LInguistic Barriers to Comprehension among limited English Proficient Daibetes Patients in Healthcare
    Role:
    Student Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Georgia State University
  • 2012
    Identifying and Reducing LInguistic Barriers to Comprehension among limited English Proficient Daibetes Patients in Healthcare
    Role:
    Student Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Georgia State University

Professional Memberships

  • APHA
  • AERA
  • COABE