Biography

Eric Grommon was named the interim director of the Center for Health and Justice Research in 2019. His research interests include corrections, offender reentry, and the rigorous evaluation of justice system programs, policies, and operations. Dr. Grommon is currently conducting research on the integration of risk assessment tools and innovative technologies to enhance the operations of justice and correctional agencies. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Justice and has been nominated for and included in CrimeSolutions.gov, an evidence-based registry of correctional programs and practices.

Dr. Grommon has served as a project manager for grant-funded research and evaluations of reentry initiatives, residence restriction laws, and strategic firearm violence and gang interventions. He has also worked for the state Statistical Analysis Centers of Michigan (Michigan Justice Statistics Center) and Illinois (Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority) to conduct policy relevant research and analysis on justice issues pertinent to state and local government.

Education

  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2010
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2005
  • B.A., Criminal/Social Justice, Lewis University, 2002

Highlights

  • Principal Investigator, “Academic Partnership between Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety and the Center for Criminal Justice Research” City of Indianapolis (2017-2018)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of Indiana Pretrial Risk Assessment Pilot” (with B. Ray) Indiana Judicial Center (2016-2017)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Technical Operational Evaluation and Demonstration Projects” (with J. Carter) U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (2013-2015)
  • Indiana University Trustees’ Teaching Award (2017)
  • SPEA Favorite Criminal Justice Professor Undergraduate Award (2016)