Lama Hassoun Ayoub
Director of Interdisciplinary Research
Lama Hassoun Ayoub is the Director of Interdisciplinary Research at the Center for Court Innovation. She leads research and evaluation across numerous portfolios, including school and youth justice, violence prevention, tribal justice, risk-need assessment, reentry, community supervision, and incarceration. She is currently Principal Investigator on several projects including a mixed-methods randomized controlled trial evaluating restorative justice in schools; an evaluation of a trauma-informed violence prevention program; and research on risk-needs assessment in tribal justice systems. Ms. Hassoun Ayoub recently led the first-ever comprehensive study of school safety, discipline, and climate in New York City and co-led a quasi-experimental evaluation of neighborhood-oriented probation. Her past work includes research on programs to reduce children’s exposure to violence, violence prevention in schools, and reentry. Lama received her Master of Science in Public Health from Harvard University and is currently a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology at Wayne State University.