Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.
David Cloud joined Vera in January 2012. David’s primary focus at Vera involves working on an information- sharing project to increase the capacity of jurisdictions nationwide to share data from behavioral health and justice systems in secure, legal, and ethical ways that maximize benefits to clients while reducing costs. Prior to joining Vera, he worked with the Center for Court Innovation in New York City, where he worked on constitutional, legal, and ethical issues arising in adult drug courts and mental health courts. Additionally, David previously worked for the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where he served as a project manager for a study examining various New York City public health initiatives of the Bloomberg administration. Before pursuing graduate degrees in law and public health, he worked as a research specialist at an Alzheimer’s disease research center at Emory University School of Medicine. He received a JD from Villanova University School of Law, and is currently finishing his MPH at Columbia University.
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