Dean ObermarkData Analyst, Los Angeles
Dean Obermark is a Data Analyst with the California Policy Lab at UCLA, where he works on projects related to homelessness and the criminal justice system. Prior to his time at CPL, he worked as a research analyst in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute and contributed to large-scale quasi-experimental evaluations and a portfolio of work at the intersection of policing, violence, and neighborhoods. At the beginning of his career, Obermark was an internal researcher for the City of St. Louis and their police department. During his tenure, he cultivated cross-sector and community partnerships to help address the city’s chronically high levels of violence. He is committed to using rigorous research and causal inference methods to generate insights that help communities flourish.