Dr. Andrea M. Headley is an Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. She is an Affiliate Fellow at the Center for Innovations in Community Safety. At the heart of her research lies the question of how we can create a more effective and equitable criminal justice system. Her research seeks to understand the organizational-, managerial-, and individual-level causes and consequences of adverse outcomes and, ultimately, uncover what works to improve inequitable outcomes while maintaining effectiveness. She conducts both quantitative and qualitative research, working actively with government and community-based organizations. Examples of her prior work include evaluating police training, assessing police-community relations, evaluating race and police use of force, and analyzing accountability mechanisms such as body-worn cameras and civilian oversight boards. Her work has been featured in news outlets such as ABC, CBS, and PBS News. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate specialized courses on criminal justice policy and generalist courses on public management and implementation. Dr. Headley held prior appointments as a Visiting Scholar of Race, Policing and Crime at the National Policing Institute, Assistant Professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University and a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Public Affairs and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and B.S.Ed. in Human and Social Development from the University of Miami.