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At the heart of my research lies the question how can we create a more effective and equitable government? Combining insights from public management, organizational behavior, and social equity, my work focuses within the context of criminal justice to (a) identify and locate negative and adverse outcomes; (b) understand the causes and consequences of such outcomes; and (c) ultimately, uncover what works to improve outcomes for all while maintaining effectiveness.

I am passionate about using research to impact policy and practice. I conduct applied and engaged research with government agencies and nonprofit organizations designing and implementing surveys, analyzing data, conducting interviews and observations, evaluating programs, providing data visualizations, and administering facilitations and trainings.


I am always interested in finding answers to new and intriguing questions. Below is a brief description of three of my current research projects.

  • Piloting a Police Cadet Community Immersion Program 

    • This is a collaborative project aimed at strengthening police-community relations by piloting a police cadet community immersion program and examining it's impacts on public perceptions, police perceptions and knowledge, and police behavior. 

  • Examining the Effectiveness of Police Training on Behavior and Perceptions

    • This ​project utilizes a field experiment to evaluate the impact of bystander intervention training on police behavior and attitudes. 

  • Investigating Police Use of Force and Political Engagement

    • Using a statewide police use of force dataset, this project examines the unintended and spillover effects of police activity on other important social outcomes, such as voter turnout.

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