As the Population Health and Data Systems Analyst, Rebecca works on MMHPI’s data team to maintain and analyze datasets, and to consult with project leads to identify the most appropriate methods of collecting and analyzing quantitative data. Additionally, she is working with the Caruth Police Institute and the University of North Texas at Dallas faculty to develop an institutional research agenda. Rebecca has experience conducting statistical analyses on large (e.g., multi-million observation) datasets, examining health trends over time, and fitting risk prediction models using an assortment of statistical languages.
Rebecca is also currently a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health in Dallas where she has a research interest in unraveling the psychological effects of intentional injury and violence. In conducting this research, she has worked with law enforcement officers, veterans, homeless adults, and women exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV). Furthermore, Rebecca is the Principal Investigator on a grant funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) aimed at reducing police officer stress.
Rebecca earned a Master of Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the University of South Dakota.