Susan Ehrhard-Dietzel, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Assistant Research Professor
Telephone: (518) 591-8796
Specialization: Criminal Justice
Albany County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative
Front End Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative
Healthy Families New York Evaluation
Sanctuary Model Outcome Evaluation
Susan joined CHSR as the lead analyst on the evaluation of the Sanctuary Model. She is currently working on the Healthy Families New York Evaluation and the Front End Juvenile Justice System Reform Initiative. Prior to joining CHSR, Susan worked for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services where she collaborated with CHSR on the Healthy Families New York Evaluation. Her research experience involves work on projects in a number of areas including child maltreatment, juvenile delinquency, and capital punishment. Susan is experienced in quantitative and qualitative methods, including sampling design, instrument development, fieldwork, and data analysis; she has published in peer reviewed journals.
Susan received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo; she completed her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY.