Megan Reed has a master's degree in Urban Public Health with an emphasis on Community Health Education from CUNY. She received her bachelor's degree with honors in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has 6 years of experience in affordable housing organizing, advocacy, and policy development and 2 ½ years in working in the field of harm reduction. Her specialties include community organizing, community based participatory research, injection drug use and peer networks, and providing training on public health topics, motivational interviewing, and street outreach.
Jonathan Rodkin brings years of social research experience to Strength In Numbers. He holds an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in Sociology and Anthropology. His areas of expertise include qualitative and quantitative methodologies, social networks, urban development, gender, and race. Jonathan was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate the social implications of exposure to street violence. He co-wrote an evaluation of a 2010-11 Chicago Public Schools violence intervention program, collected interview and biometric data for the Moving To Opportunity research demonstration on public housing, and has contributed to numerous other social research projects.