Subject Experts

Subject Expert NameSubject Expert AffiliationSubject Expertise
Joe BallesJB Public Safety Consulting, LLCCross-Discipline Initiatives & Opioid Epidemic
Emily BlackburnSt. Louis Metropolitan Police DepartmentTechnology & Crime Analysis
Brenda BondSuffolk UniversityPolice and organizational performance, application of organizational theory to police policy and practice, organizational change, systematic approaches to organizational and community challenges
Scott DeckerCNAResearch and evaluation, offender targeting/strategies, gangs
Terry GainerIndependent ConsultantLeadership & Violence Reduction
Shila HawkApplied Research Services, Inc.Evaluations, data management and utilization, interdisciplinary and interagency collaborations, organizational structure and culture, gun violence, gangs, repeat offender identification, crime analyses, police legitimacy, outreach, data-driven strategies
Natalie HippleIndiana UniversityViolence reduction, incident reviews, researcher-police partnerships, research and evaluation, intelligence-led policing
Bruce JohnsonNicasa Behavioral Health ServicesBehavioral health, substance abuse disorders
Dennis KatoLos Angeles Police Department (retired)Gun Violence & Violence Reduction
Laura KunardCNAMental health strategies, crisis intervention team approaches, procedural justice, law enforcement training and leadership