Talia Sandwick

Talia Sandwick was named research associate in February 2012. She joined Vera in June 2009 to as a research analyst for the Substance Use and Mental Health Program. She received a BA in psychology and English from Georgetown University. Prior to coming to Vera, she worked as a research assistant at Georgetown University’s Center for Research on Adolescents, Women, and the Law. While there she played a major role on a project that applied concepts of procedural justice to understanding the experiences of juveniles in detention. She also acted as the project coordinator on a national study analyzing videotapes of police interrogations of juveniles. Before entering the realm of criminal justice research, Talia worked as a research assistant at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she worked as a project coordinator on a study of an audio-recorded cognitive assessment. At Vera, Talia conducts research on a variety of issues concerning substance use and mental health in the criminal justice system.