Staff Members

Sharon Farrell

Associate Director

Dr Farrell is the Associate Director of the Risk Resilience Research Lab. She has been with the lab since 2016. Prior to her current position she was the Project Coordinator for the Interventions research project. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of California Berkeley and her PhD in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California Irvine. Before joining the team at the Risk Resilience Lab she was employed at the Center for Evidence Based Corrections at University of California Irvine.

Mary-Lynn Garrett

Clinical Social Worker

Mary-Lynn Garrett is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and lead trainer on the Interventions Project at the University of California Berkeley. She obtained her Master's in Social Work with Community Mental Health focus from UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare.  She has two decades of experience working with adults with mental illness and severe medical and psycho-social needs in San Francisco. She makes use of her previous training in mental health treatment within the framework of the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Core Curriculum (CBI-CC) designed by the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. She is certified as lead trainer of CBI-CC, provides training and consultation to the facilitators for the San Francisco site of the Interventions Project and coordinates all the groups delivered there. She also serves as the lead facilitator providing CBI-CC group sessions in San Francisco not only in community settings, but also the county jail. Ms. Garrett focuses her training and group facilitation to maintain strong alignment with the risk-need-responsivity-fidelity principle and with primary focus on addressing criminogenic factors among the group participants. 

Priscilla Martin

Research Assistant - San Francisco

Priscilla is the San Francisco Research Assistant for the Interventions Project. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is interested in evaluating the psychological perspectives that contribute to the incarceration of youth and the subsequent outcomes of remediation. Priscilla intends on pursing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology. 

Amanda Sadri

Survey Researcher

Amanda Sadri is the Project Coordinator for the PRISM Study, where she is studying the problem of violence in closed forensic units at Napa State Hospital. Her research interests are the development of psychopathy and offending behavior, and particularly violence risk assessments and risk-reducing interventions.