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Criminal Justice

Meet the Staff

The Criminal Justice Research Division staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the analyses of crime and justice issues. Staff biographies are available below in PDF format.


Winner of the 2007 American Probation and Parole Association University of Cincinnati Award for significant contributions to the field of criminal justice research.

Selected as one of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine's '40 Under Forty' for 2007.

Senior Research Analysts

Associate Research Analysts

  • Lisbeth Howard
    Public Health, Public Safety, Reentry, Substance Abuse

  • Gregor Schroeder

Research Analysts

  • Liz Doroski, Research Analyst II
    Public Health, Public Safety, Crime, Arrest

  • Grace Miño, M.A., Research Analyst II
    Juvenile Issues, Public Safety, Reentry, Substance Abuse

  • Debbie Correia, Research Analyst II
    Juvenile Issues, Public Health, Reentry, Substance Abuse

  • Kandice Ocheltree, Resarch Analyst I

  • Cesar Sanchez, Research Analyst I

  • Dan Spindler, Research Analyst II

  • Caroline Stevens, Research Analyst I

Research Assistants

  • Rona Abutin
  • Christina Dessert
  • Jessica Duarte
  • Vania Gomez-Carrizal
  • Giovanna Olivera 
  • Tara Riffle
  • Kira Wong

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact David Hicks at (619) 699-6939 or