Advisers: Evaluation of Mayor’s Action Plan


Monica Bell is Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Before Yale, Bell was a Climenko Fellow & Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and she served as a Liman Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Bell holds degrees from Furman University (Truman Scholar), University College Dublin (Mitchell Scholar), Yale Law School, and Harvard University.
Charles C. Branas is Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Before joining the Mailman School, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. His research on the geography and factors underpinning gun violence has been cited by landmark Supreme Court decisions, the U.S. Congress, and the NIH Director. Branas earned the Ph.D. from John Hopkins University.
Lance Freeman is Professor in the Urban Planning program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). He also taught in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware and previously worked as a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. Freeman holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.
Anna Harvey is Professor of Politics and Affiliated Professor of Law as well as Director of the Public Safety Lab at New York University, where she works with teams of data scientists and social scientists to help agencies promote more cost-effective public safety policies. She has served as Chair of the Department of Politics and as Interim Dean of the Graduate School at New York University. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
Erin Kerrison is a faculty member in the School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley. She is an active member of the American Society of Criminology, the Law & Society Association and the Society for Social Work and Research, and was previously a Vice Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a BA from Haverford College, an MA in Criminology, Law and Society from Villanova University, and a PhD in Criminology from the University of Delaware.
Cindy Redcross is Deputy Director of Health and Barriers to Employment policy at MDRC in New York City. Her expertise is in random assignment evaluations of programs that serve individuals involved in the criminal justice system. She began her career as a researcher for the New York State Assembly and holds a M.S. in sociology with a focus on urban affairs.