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Brandon del Pozo, Ph.D.

Portrait of Brandon del Pozo, 2023 LEADS Scholar
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Services, Policy, and Practice; 2023 NIJ LEADS Academic
Brown University

Providence, RI

Brandon del Pozo, Ph.D., MPA, MA, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a research scientist at Rhode Island Hospital. He conducts federally-funded research about the relationships between public safety, public health, and justice.

Prior to his research career, Dr. del Pozo served as a police officer for 23 years. Nineteen were spent in the New York City Police Department, where he started on patrol in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. He commanded two patrol precincts, served as an intelligence liaison in Amman, Jordan, and led a unit in the police commissioner's office. He also spent four years as Chief of Police of Burlington, Vermont, where he directed the city's interdisciplinary response to the opioid overdose crisis. He was the 2016 recipient of the Police Executive Research Forum's Gary Hayes Award for excellence in police leadership, and is an elected member of the national Council on Criminal Justice.

Dr. del Pozo's popular writing has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and Vital City. His book, The Police and the State, was published in December, 2022 by Cambridge University Press.

Date Created: August 8, 2023