Jennifer Rineer

Research psychologist

Jennifer Rineer


  • PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Portland State University
  • MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Portland State University
  • BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
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Jennifer Rineer is an expert in the health and well-being of employees and organizations. As a member of our Center for Policing Research and Investigative Science, she applies her academic background in industrial and organizational psychology and occupational health to workplace and workforce surveys, qualitative studies, employee trainings and evaluations in criminal justice contexts. Her research focuses on worker health, job-related stress, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness and related topics.

Currently, Dr. Rineer serves as co-principal investigator for a Department of Justice-funded project to develop programs to reduce stress for law-enforcement officers across the United States. She is also a task lead on two foundation-funded projects to implement and evaluate pretrial reform initiatives in jurisdictions throughout the country. Dr. Rineer serves as the Deputy Chair for RTI’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Dr. Rineer joined RTI in 2015. Her professional background includes several positions conducting research on employment-related issues for the Center for Parental Leave Leadership, Catalyst, Inc., and the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, among others. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, and the Society for Human Resource Management.