Mallory O’Brien, PhD
Director of Homicide Review Commission
Dr. Mallory O’Brien is the Founding Director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. Dr. O’Brien is trained as an epidemiologist and has worked in the field of violent injury prevention for the past 20 years. In 1994 she began her work developing, implementing and evaluating a regional tracking system for firearm deaths, the Firearm Injury Reporting System, at the Medical College of Wisconsin. From 2001 through 2007 she continued her work, expanding to the national level as the Associate Director of the National Violent Injury Statistics System at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, at Harvard University. From 2007 through 2011, as a researcher with Duke University, Terry Sanford Public Policy Institute, she worked on a randomized control trial of reentering gang-involved offenders. Dr. O’Brien has served as a consultant to the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Violent Death Reporting System. She is currently a member of the WI Attorney General’s Crime Victim Council, Governor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and Partnership Council of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Community Justice Coordinating Council. Dr. O’Brien is currently employed at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Institute for Health and Society. Dr. O’Brien has been honored with awards from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Director’s Community Leadership Award) and the US Department of Justice, Project Safe Neighborhoods (Outstanding Contribution by a Researcher).