Megan Comfort currently serves as a senior research sociologist with RTI. She is committed to conducting research that centers on equity and social justice and providing mentorship that supports people's wellbeing in addition to their professional goals.
Dr. Comfort has expertise in ethnography and in-depth interviewing, as well as conducting research with populations that are systemically marginalized. She has experience applying a racial equity lens to studies of criminal legal system processes and change. In her work, she prioritizes collaborating with community partners to produce actionable and meaningful 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.