Tracey Lloyd is a senior research associate in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, where she coleads the center’s Policing and Crime Prevention research team. She directs a National Institute of Justice–funded project on school discipline reform and school safety in Massachusetts, as well as projects on youth-police interactions and racial disparities in police use of force. Her professional experience bridges the divide between education and criminal justice, with a strong grounding in broader social policy topics affecting children and families. Her research portfolio includes work on youth violence prevention, families’ experiences with incarceration and reentry, schools’ effects on nonacademic outcomes, and residential instability. Lloyd has extensive experience with quantitative and mixed-methods research design. As a researcher at the Urban Institute and in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School, she has led the construction of complex, multilevel quantitative datasets and original data collection through surveys, systematic observations, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. A former public high school teacher, Lloyd has a deep appreciation for practitioner expertise and prioritizes actionable results.
Senior Research Associate