Tracey Lloyd

Principal Research Scientist

Tracey Lloyd is the principal research scientist at the Center for Policing Equity, where she uses the National Justice Database to answer pressing questions about police-youth interactions and the use of force. Prior to joining CPE, she directed studies of school discipline and policing at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center and co-led their Policing and Crime Prevention research team. 

As a researcher at Urban, Harvard University, and the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Lloyd contributed to dozens of externally-funded research projects and developed extensive experience in quantitative and mixed-methods research design. Her portfolio includes work on school discipline and accountability, youth violence prevention, families' experiences with incarceration and reentry, income inequality among families with children, and eviction. 

A former public high school teacher, Dr. Lloyd has a deep appreciation for practitioner expertise and actionable results. She earned bachelor's degrees from Penn State University and her doctorate in sociology and social policy from Harvard University.