Daniela Golinelli is the Chief of the Corrections Unit at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Prior to joining BJS she was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern California and more recently a Senior Statistician at RAND. While at RAND she worked on a variety of studies. Her contributions span several areas both substantively and methodologically. Within the randomized controlled trials research area she has designed randomization schemes and led analyses for several large, mental health randomized intervention studies. Within the research areas of homeless individuals and their personal networks she has designed the sampling plan and led analyses for three large studies on homeless women, men and youth in Los Angeles which investigated the association between personal network characteristics and risky behaviors including substance use. Her methodological interests focus on sampling designs, analysis of survey data, propensity score methods, and Bayesian statistics. She holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Washington.