Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.
Ayesha Delany-Brumsey joined Vera in 2013. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles where she focused on health equity research and investigated the role of neighborhood poverty and social capital as social determinants of maternal and child health. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco where she focused on substance abuse treatment and primary care psychology – working with clients who have co-occurring behavioral and physical health conditions.