Ruben Ortiz

Ruben Ortiz serves as a Senior Data Analyst for Product Discovery at the Center for Policing Equity. Ruben holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) specializing in Criminology and Statistics. He also holds an MS and BS in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State University. His dissertation focused on assessing and explaining racial disparities in police-caused killings across the US.

Prior to CPE, Ruben worked as a Social Scientists at the Economic Research Service where he focused on assessing and explaining inequalities in well-being. He has also worked as a research consultant for the research computing support unit in the Office of Information Technology at UTK, and has taught research methods and workshops on applied research at the university level.

Ruben is a global fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ), and a member of Population Association of America (PAA), Southern Demographic Association (SDA), The American Society of Criminology (ASC), and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). He was worked on projects published at journals such as Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Sociological Inquiry, Socius and The American Health Information Management Association.