Dr. Kyra Fritz received her PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and MA in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. She has over 10 years of research experience in the academic, non-profit, and local government sectors. Dr. Fritz is currently an Associate Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, where she is responsible for project design, implementation, and management; literature reviews; instrument development; data collection and management; quantitative and qualitative analysis; preparation of technical reports and other project deliverables; conference presentations; and manuscript and grant proposal development. She has been an investigator on many applied police, public health, education, and communications projects over the years. More recently, Dr. Fritz worked with Portland Police Bureau as a training analyst to help develop and evaluate components of the agency’s employee wellness program. She previously worked as a mental health care provider in Kentucky, where she specialized in clinical consultation, psychological testing, and treatment primarily for persons involved in the legal system.
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