2M’s Vice President of Social Science Research, Dr. Roderick Harrison, Selected to Serve on Expert Panel by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

March 28, 2016

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute (NRI), and the National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) are pursuing the development of a predictive model to estimate local jail populations with mental illness and substance use, as well as to estimate local jail populations that are high risk. To initiate this project, a group of experts in corrections and predictive modeling is convening to participate in an expert panel meeting to lend their subject matter expertise in those areas. Dr. Harrison is a nationally-renowned demographer and statistician who has over 30 years of applied research experience in government and academia. His work is frequently cited in both print and broadcast media, and he has published landmark studies on trends in residential segregation and the growing diversity and changing socioeconomic status of racial and ethnic populations, definitive works on measuring race and ethnicity in the federal statistical system, and pioneering models of occupational labor markets. He has a wealth of knowledge of federal statistical systems and extensive experience analyzing major time series data and longitudinal surveys on demographics, employment and earnings, health, education, youth, substance abuse, housing, and crime. Dr. Harrison received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his Master’s and PhD degrees in Sociology from Princeton University.

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