Johns Hopkins University
Shorewood, Wisconsin, United States
Mallory O’Brien is an Associate Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is trained as an epidemiologist with a focus on violence and overdose prevention. She has a long history of working at the intersection of public safety and health. She is currently serving on two interagency professional agreements with the Office of Justice Programs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focusing on overdose prevention and public health and safety interventions. In 2005 she led the development of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC), a real-time, multi-agency multi-disciplinary case review process, using data to drive policy for violence prevention, primarily firearm violence. In 2016 she began the development of an overdose fatality review (OFR) process for Wisconsin and currently focuses on national OFR policy and practice. Dr. O’Brien has been honored with awards from the FBI (Director’s Community Leadership Award) and the US Department of Justice, Project Safe Neighborhoods (Outstanding Contribution by a Researcher). Dr. O’Brien earned her BS, MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
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