Brad Ray is a Senior Justice and Behavioral Health Researcher who has expertise in multiple methodologies including record-linkage among sizeable administrative data sets, randomized controlled trials development within criminal-legal systems, and qualitative and survey research with difficult-to-reach populations. His current work includes ethnographic interviews with persons who use drugs to understand the iatrogenic effect of law enforcement disruptions to the illicit drug market, a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also leads a randomized controlled trial of a police-mental health co-response unit, a study funded by Arnold Ventures, and previously developed peer-recovery support models for returning citizens, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Senior Justice and Behavioral Health Researcher
PhD, Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University
MA, Sociology, DePaul University
BS, Sociology, Northern Michigan University