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Lauren Magee

Lauren Magee

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Expert Bio

Lauren A. Magee is an assistant professor at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Her interdisciplinary research intersects the fields of public health and criminal justice and focuses on how social determinants of health, poverty and neighborhood dynamics influence violence and other health outcomes among adolescents and young adults. She is also co-lead at the Indianapolis Gun Violence Project.

She received her Ph.D. in criminal justice from Michigan State University in 2018 and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Children’s Health Services Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2020.

Her research takes a mixed-methods approach by leveraging police and health care data linked at the individual level and through qualitative interviews with victims to identify opportunities for intervention, with specific emphasis on individuals with mental illness, individuals with substance-use disorders and those involved in firearm violence.

She is a recipient of the Early Career Investigator Award from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, which is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Clinical and Translational Sciences Award; and was a recipient of the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institution of Child Health & Human Development’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2019

Areas of Expertise

Gun violence and impact, survivors of shootings, crime analysis, policing, public health, youth violence.

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