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Jennifer Rineer

Jennifer Rineer

Director & Research Psychologist, Workforce Wellbeing & Effectiveness Program, Center for Public Safety & Resilience


PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Portland State University
MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Portland State University
BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania


Jennifer Rineer is an expert in the health, well-being, and performance of employees and organizations. As a program director and research psychologist in our Center for Public Safety & Resilience, she applies her academic and applied experience in industrial and organizational psychology and occupational health to workplace and workforce surveys, qualitative studies, employee trainings, evaluations, and experimental research in criminal legal contexts. Her research focuses on worker health, job-related stress, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, and related topics. Dr. Rineer is dedicated to using research-generated knowledge to inform tools, guides, and recommendations that foster positive change in organizations. Her work is featured in podcasts, conference presentations, practitioner publications, and peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Rineer is the principal investigator on two National Institute of Justice-funded (NIJ) projects: From Research to Reality: Recruiting More Women into the Policing Profession and Real-World Engagement and Turnover Analysis to Inform New Solutions (RETAINS): An Evidence-Based Policing Workforce Study. She also leads the Advancing Service-Oriented Policing through Inclusion, Relationship-building, & Engagement (ASPIRE) project, a training and technical assistance initiative funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. 

Recently, Dr. Rineer led a Department of Justice-funded project to develop programs to reduce stress for law-enforcement officers across the United States, and an NIJ-funded study, Understanding Work-Related Stress among Medicolegal Death Investigators [MDIs]: A National Survey and Mixed-Methods Impact Study.

As Director of the Workforce Wellbeing & Effectiveness research program, Dr. Rineer leads a multidisciplinary team of social and physical scientists who conduct research to improve employees' physical safety and mental health, organizational culture, workforce development and staffing, and workplace technologies. 

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