Catherine Zettner

Catherine Zettner

Senior Data Analyst, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

Catherine Zettner


Behavioral health and justice became a focused interest for Cat during her undergraduate studies, where she researched neural substrates of addiction. While earning a master's in social work, she presented research on the Flint Water Crisis at the Society for Social Work Research conference and assisted with research on the benefits of culturally-specific care for Latinx survivors of intimate partner violence. She worked for the Center for Social Work Research before joining the CBHJ in August, 2019. Outside of work, Cat strives to contribute toward a behaviorally healthy and just community by engaging creatively, politically, and athletically.


Cat serves as a senior analyst. Her primary role is the cleaning, conditioning, managing, and analysis of multiple data sets from jails, courts, and state-level agencies and developing evaluation plans. In addition to these data responsibilities, she also assists in the writing of manuscripts and government reports and has a leadership role in proposal development.

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S.W., Wayne State University
  • B.A., Biopsychology, Cognition & Neuroscience, University of Michigan

Recent Publications

  • Victor G, Zettner C, Huynh P, Ray B, Sightes E. Jail and overdose: assessing the community impact of incarceration on overdose. Addiction. 2022 Feb;117(2):433-441. doi: 10.1111/add.15640. Epub 2021 Jul 27. PMID: 34251065.
  • Ray B, Victor G, Cason R, Hamameh N, Kubiak S, Zettner C, Dunnigan M, Comartin E, Costello M. Developing a cascade of care for opioid use disorder among individuals in jail. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2022 Feb; doi:

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