Rebecca A. Bray, MSSA  |  216.386.0960  |  Mandel Center 2nd floor

rebecca2REBECCA A. BRAY, MSSA, is a Research Associate with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

FOCUS AREAS  |  Rebecca contributes to the evaluation of the Cuyahoga County Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative and provides technical assistance to community based agencies through the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation.

BACKGROUND  |  Rebecca previously worked as a Policy Analyst for the Illinois Citizens Utility Board where she advocated for consumer and environmental interests related to energy and utility policy as an expert witness in regulatory cases on behalf of CUB, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the City of Chicago, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

Rebecca received a Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) degree from Case Western Reserve University as a Mandel Fellow in 2016. As a graduate student, Rebecca worked as a Research Assistant at the Center on the evaluation of the Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice Program.

SCHOLARSHIP  |  Click here for a complete listing of this researcher’s work.

Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world?

I am grateful for the opportunity to provide process and outcome evaluations to social service agencies, collaborative initiatives, and juvenile courts to help these service providers meet client needs more effectively, advance knowledge of best practices, and demonstrate achievement to funders. In particular, I love how the PERI model makes this type of work affordable for local agencies.

Q: What is a cause about which you are particularly passionate?

I am passionate about violence prevention and trauma exposure and symptoms, particularly related to intergenerational trauma, victimization of women and children, and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.