Elis Cooper

Title & Affiliation
Research Assistant Health Policy Research Program


  • MSW, University of Iowa

Elis Bondarowicz recently graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master of Social Work and Certificate in Aging and Longevity. Elis was introduced to the Public Policy Center during their MSW practicum in the beginning of 2022 and now works as a research assistant at the center. Some of their research and professional interests include supporting and advocating for older LGBTQ+ adults, social policy, successful aging, and improving the accessibility of mental health and disability services. As a research assistant, Elis values interdisciplinary collaboration, evidence-based and best practices, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Research Interests

  • LGBTQ+ adults
  • Mental health and disability services
  • Social policy