Founding Directors

Tracey Meares
Tracey L. Meares
Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and a Founding Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.  Before joining the faculty at Yale, she was a professor at the...

Tom R. Tyler
Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory

Tom R. Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, as well as a Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory. He is also a professor (by...

Members

Arielle Baskin-Sommers
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry

Dr. Baskin-Sommers’ research utilizes interdisciplinary theoretical principles and methods (e.g., psychophysiology, neuroimaging, self-report) to distinguish the deficits associated with these...

Monica C. Bell
Associate Professor of Law

Monica Bell is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her areas of expertise include criminal justice, welfare law, housing, race and the law, qualitative research methods, and law and...

Rodrigo Canales
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

Rodrigo Canales does research at the intersection of organizational theory and institutional theory, with a special interest in the role of institutions for economic development. Specifically,...

BJ Casey
Professor of Psychology, Yale University

BJ Casey is a world leader in human neuroimaging and its use in typical and atypical development. 

Fiona Doherty
Fiona Doherty
Clinical Professor of Law

Fiona Doherty is Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.  She directs the Criminal Justice Clinic, which defends indigent clients accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses in New Haven. ...

James Forman Jr.
Professor of Law

James Forman Jr. is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He attended public schools in Detroit and New York City before graduating from the Atlanta Public Schools. After attending Brown...

Phillip Atiba Goff
Franklin A. Thomas Professorship in Policing Equity, John Jay College and President of the Center for Policing Equity

Phillip Atiba Goff is the inaugural Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is the co-founder and president of the Center for Policing Equity,...

Miriam Gohara
Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Miriam Gohara is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Before joining the Yale Law School faculty, Professor Gohara spent sixteen years representing death-sentenced clients in...

Benjamin Justice
Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration - Rutgers Graduate School of Education

Benjamin Justice is a historian interested in American education. His research is wide-ranging, from colonial times to present, engaging a variety of themes at the intersection between the state...

Issa Kohler-Hausmann
Issa Kohler-Hausmann
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology

Issa Kohler-Hausmann is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale. She joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2014. Her primary research...

Joscha Legewie
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Legewie's research agenda focuses on social inequality/stratification, race/ethnicity, quantitative methods, education, urban sociology, and computational social science. 

Andrew V. Papachristos
Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University and Director of The Policy Lab, Yale University

Andrew Papachristos is currently Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University and Director of The Policy Lab at Yale University. Papachristos aims to understand how the connected nature of...

David Rand
Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Management, Economics, and Institute of Social Policy Studies, Yale University

David Rand's research focuses on human cooperative behavior. Cooperation is an essential aspect of life, from bacterial bio-films to social insects, and from friendships and workplace...

Jennifer Richeson
Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Professor Richeson’s research examines multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Her work generally concerns the ways in which sociocultural group memberships such as race,...

Carla Shedd
Associate Professor, Urban Education,City University of New York (CUNY)

Carla Shedd is an Associate Professor of Urban Education at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). Her work focueses on timely issues releated to criminal justice; race,...

Emily Wang
Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Emily Wang, MD, MAS, is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and Co-Founder of the Transitions Clinic Network. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on promoting health equity for...

Vesla Weaver
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Vesla Mae Weaver (Phd, Harvard, Government and Social Policy) is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and a 2016-17 Andrew...

Gideon Yaffe
Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology

Gideon Yaffe is a Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology at Yale. His research interests include the philosophy of law, particularly criminal law; the study of...

Howard V. Zonana
Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Law

Howard V. Zonana is Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University. His subjects are law and psychiatry. His many professional positions...

Staff

Molly Aunger
Program Coordinator

Molly Aunger became the Program Coordinator for the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School in January 2017. Prior to the Justice Collaboratory, she had worked as the Assistant to the Director of...

Rachel Johnston
Associate Research Scholar in Law and Research Director, The Justice Collaboratory

Rachel Johnston is an Associate Research Scholar in Law, as well as Research Director for the Justice Collaboratory, at Yale Law School. Her research interests include violence prevention, law...

Research Fellows

Alexandra Cox
Lecturer Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Alexandra Cox is a current Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz in their...

Danieli Evans
Research Fellow

Danieli Evans is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her research aims to draw from social and behavioral science to propose ways that law could better advance the widely-held ideals of equal...

Camila Gripp
Research Manager

Camila Gripp is a PhD candidate in the Politics department of The New School for Social Research in New York City, who holds Masters of Arts degrees in Liberal Studies and Political Science, and a...

Thomas O’Brien
Research Scholar

Thomas O’Brien is a Research Scholar at the Justice Collaboratory. He is a social psychologist who, in collaboration with Tom Tyler and others at the Justice Collaboratory, studies relations...

Rick J. Trinkner
Assistant Professor - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University

Rick Trinkner's research seeks to understand why people follow rules and defer to authority and how regulatory agencies can best foster support from those they serve.