Brook Kearley is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and research faculty at The Institute for Innovation and Implementation. She was a dissertation fellow of the National Institute of Justice and received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 2017. Dr. Kearley’s research interests include criminal and juvenile justice policy and program evaluation with a focus on substance use and delinquency prevention and intervention programs. She has expertise in experimental methods, with over 15 years of experience managing randomized field trials and multi-site evaluations. Dr. Kearley's recent research has appeared in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention Science, and Criminology and Public Policy.

Expertise & Interests

  • Evaluation of Substance Use and Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Programs
  • Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs
  • Experimental Methods
  • Longitudinal Research

Ph.D. University of Maryland
M.A.  University of Maryland
B.A. University of South Florida

Recent Publications

Kearley, B. and Gottfredson, D. (2019). Long-Term Effects of Drug Court Participation: Evidence from a 15-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 16: 27-47. 


Kearley, B., Cosgrove, J., Wimberly, A., Gottfredson, D. (2019). The Impact of Drug Court Participation on Mortality: 15-Year Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 105: 12-18.