Senior Research Associate
Miranda contributes to research, resource development, and evaluation at CARS. She works across three statewide initiatives and on several local evaluation projects. She has experience in project management, qualitative data collection and analysis, culturally competent program administration, and the translation of research into evidence-based practices. Miranda has topical expertise across several mental and behavioral health areas, including juvenile justice, substance abuse prevention, criminal justice, mental health, violence prevention, and obesity prevention.
Miranda received her PhD from New York University in sociology. Her research interests include criminal justice systems; sex, gender, and sexuality; and the sociology of the law. When not engaged curating resources for online research clearinghouses, Miranda happily curates the contents of her pantry and refrigerator. Despite terrific organization in her kitchen, she still regularly fails to cook everything that arrives in her CSA box before it goes bad.