Jennifer Gonzalez, PhD
Dr. Gonzalez’s work involves managing the Meadows Institute’s data team. Her research interests include public health policing, data-informed public health and criminal justice practice, and the development of innovative methods for linking individuals to needed care. She is especially interested in developing and testing the effectiveness of real-world solutions to improve the use of behavioral health services for those in need. She has published more than one hundred interdisciplinary articles focused on the health of those who come into contact with—and work within—the criminal justice system.
Dr. Gonzalez earned her doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of Florida, and an MS degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, SAMHSA, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Justice, and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.