Sofia Sabirova, ., Analyst, has focused on assessing the impact of social and economic factors on health disparities, and the influence of legal and social factors on incarceration rates in federal and state prisons, during her professional career. At Community Science, she works on various projects, including an assessment of the National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (NRC) and an evaluation of the Youth Justice Leadership Institute, a project of the National Juvenile Justice Network. Also, as a team member for the review and analysis of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disparity Impact Statements (DIS), she is responsible for coding the DISs and generating reports that inform the agency’s implementation of its behavioral health disparities strategy. Additionally, she serves on the Community Science Survey Team and is responsible for the design and quality of both print and web-based surveys for selected projects. Sofia is skilled in both quantitative and qualitative methods, with particular proficiency in statistical modelling, R programming, relational database management system MySQL, and supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms. Prior to joining Community Science, Sofia worked at several research centers and laboratories in the . and Russia to address social inequities among diverse cultural groups; these include the Center for Race and Social Policy Research where she worked on an evaluation to examine the criminal justice experiences of African American males and the Institute for Policy and Governance where she assessed the distribution of education, economic, and transition resources provided for veterans in Virginia. EMAIL
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Jerry has utilized his personal and professional experiences to illuminate and champion holistic solutions to injustice. He has presented at various events across the country, including the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting in Dallas Texas, the Social Work 20th Annual GSU Student Research Council, Kennedy King College Re-integrative Justice, GSU forum on Mass Incarceration/Re- Integrative Justice and the role of Higher Education, and at Columbia University in partnership with the Center For Justice.