josh massad

Josh Massad is a Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science & Technology program and received the National Science Foundation Traineeship in Smart Cities and Smart Technology. He has varied academic and industry experience with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Ancient History with a minor in Classics and the Classical Greek language. His Master’s is from University of Central Oklahoma in Crime and Intelligence Analysis where he concentrated on data and emerging technologies risk. He co-founded a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) consulting company which worked with local police and citizens to reduce crime and risk by changing the physical designs and attributes of built environments. He was the Statistical Research Analyst for the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office in the Victim Services Unit working in domestic violence homicides looking for ways to mitigate domestic violence in Oklahoma. Josh was the Decision Support Analyst III at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Lead Evaluator of a $1 million/year federal grant tracking fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses and how many lives were saved due to the drug Naloxone and providing analytical insight into where more Naloxone and training was needed. Josh’s Ph.D. interests are foresight/forecast/threatcasting emerging technologies as well as helping design technology and policy in hopes of innovation being un-hindered due to fatal risk or irreparable backlash.