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Jennifer Rineer

Jennifer Rineer

Research psychologist


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 manager and research psychologist in our Center for Policing Research and Investigative Science, 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.

Currently, Dr. Rineer serves as the principal investigator for a Department of Justice-funded project to develop programs to reduce stress for law-enforcement officers across the United States. She also leads two National Institute of Justice-funded projects: From Research to Reality: Recruiting More Women into the Policing Profession and Understanding Work-Related Stress among Medicolegal Death Investigators [MDIs]: A National Survey and Mixed-Methods Impact Study.

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.

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