Elijah Logsdon serves as project specialist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Implementation Program (SIP) National Program Office at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP’s Public Policy Institute. The SIP team provides oversight and technical assistance to 30 grantees who are working to improve health and health care in the United States through implementing recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change Advancing Health.
Mr. Logsdon began working in the Public Policy Institute in January 2014. Prior to this position, he served in the U.S. Department of State in three different capacities within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Most recently, he worked as a foreign affairs officer on international religious freedom issues in Europe. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Logsdon served as the special assistant to the special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, and he worked on human rights issues in South Asia and Central Asia. He has a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Fort Lewis College.