Senior Research Associate
Bryn Herrschaft-Eckman has more than 10 years of research, evaluation, and project management experience in a variety of arenas including criminal justice, health services, and medical certification. Prior to joining ISLG, Bryn served in a senior research and innovations manager role with the American Board of Internal Medicine for five years, managing research, innovation, and implementation activities around examinations for medical certification for physicians and conducting quantitative and qualitative research, including usability testing, on the development and implementation of assessment innovations. She has also previously served as the evaluation manager for the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, managing the evaluation of innovative healthcare interventions for vulnerable populations, and as a senior research associate with the Center for Court Innovation, working on reentry and tribal justice research and evaluation projects. At the Center for Court Innovation, Bryn was the principal investigator of a randomized control trial of the Harlem Parole Reentry Court, a lead in providing technical assistance to the Northern California Tribal Court Coalition to develop data collection tools and protocols for measuring domestic violence in tribal communities, and the on-site researcher for projects at the Harlem Community Justice Center. Bryn has also provided expertise in consultant roles on a variety of criminal justice research projects throughout her career, including various evaluations of community programs for the New Jersey State Parole Board. She has considerable experience implementing research and evaluation studies from the design to dissemination stages, developing performance and outcome metrics, providing oversight of project management activities, and working with frontline staff to use data to make modifications and improvements to practice and policy. Bryn holds a B.A. in psychology and sociology from New York University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers University. She also teaches classes in criminal justice, including research methods, statistics, corrections, and graduate policy at Temple University and Rutgers University – Camden.