Megan Comfort currently serves as a senior research sociologist with RTI’s Center for Community Safety and Crime Prevention. Her current projects include the Understanding and Improving Medicaid Use among Women on Probation since Affordable Care Act Implementation project and the Research in Support of Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research: A project of the National Partnership for Pretrial Reform.
Dr. Comfort is an expert in ethnography and in-depth interviewing, as well as conducting research with marginalized populations, including people affected by the criminal legal system through their own experiences or through family members’ experiences. She has experience applying a racial equity lens to studies of legal system processes and change efforts and with collaborating with community partners to produce actionable research findings.
Dr. Comfort is an Adjunct Assistant Professor the University of California, San Francisco in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. She also serves as an Advisory Board member for UnCommon Law and as a member for the Essie Justice Group Advisory Council.