Deborah Friedman, Ph.D.

Faculty Member, Police & Security Studies Program
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Areas of Expertise

  • Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Crime Data

Deborah Friedman currently manages a diverse group of criminal intelligence analysts within the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). She began her career with the FBI in January 2003, initially focusing her efforts analyzing information on violent crime and gang activity.

Throughout her time at the FBI she has been fortunate to support various projects including developing methodologies to assess risk and threat across the organization. Additionally, her work with executives has given her broad insight into policy development and strategic planning.

Prior to joining the FBI, Dr. Friedman was a staff epidemiologist with the Center for Violence and Injury Control in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Her research focused on violence and crime in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.


  • Ph.D., M.P.H. in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
  • B.A., Brandeis University

Classes Taught

  • Crime Data Analysis