Susan Nembhard is a senior research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she conducts mixed-methods research on victimization, community policing, and crime reduction with a focus on racial equity and community approaches to safety. Most recently, she led the data analysis in the “Exploring Educational Stability and Youth Justice Involvement in California” brief. Before joining Urban, Nembhard was a police misconduct investigator in Washington, DC. She has also conducted research as a part of Seattle University's evaluation of the Micro-Community Policing Plans project with the Seattle Police Department.
Nembhard received her bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her master’s degree in criminal justice with a victimology specialization from Seattle University.