Gabrielle Isaza

Gabrielle T. Isaza, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Research Division


Gabrielle T. Isaza, Ph.D., joined the National Policing Institute as a Senior Research Associate in September 2022. Previously, Dr. Isaza spent nine years in research roles at the International Association of Chiefs of Police / University of Cincinnati Center for Police Research and Policy and at the University of Cincinnati Institute of Crime Science. She earned her Ph.D. in in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, with a dissertation focused on evaluating a police de-escalation training.

Dr. Isaza’s areas of research include police effectiveness, police reform, crime prevention, and evaluations of police training programs, including de-escalation, peer intervention, and implicit bias.  Dr. Isaza has worked directly with several police departments and is an advocate of the practice of police-academic partnerships. She serves as co-principal investigator on multiple grants funded by state, federal, and philanthropic organizations and has published across leading criminal justice journals and practitioner-focused publications.

Areas of Focus

  • Evaluations of police training
  • Survey research
  • Police use of force
  • Crime and violence prevention
  • Campus policing

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