Brandon del Pozo
Brandon del Pozo, PhD, MPA, MA is a postdoctoral researcher in substance use at Rhode Island’s Miriam Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He served as a police officer for 23 years: 19 in the NYPD and four as the Chief of Police of Burlington, Vermont. While in New York, he commanded the 6th and 50th Precincts, and served on the staff of the Chief of Department and the Police Commissioner. In Burlington, he led the city’s public health response to the opioid crisis, focusing in medication-based interventions, contributing to a 50% reduction in overdose deaths. He holds a PhD in philosophy from the City University of New York, a master of arts in criminal justice from John Jay College, a master of public administration from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.