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Dr. Lauren A. Magee is an assistant professor at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in 2018 and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2020. Her 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. Her work leverages secondary data to identify opportunities for intervention, with specific emphasis on individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, and those involved in firearm violence. More recently, her work has focused on linking nonfatal shooting victims in both the clinical care and police data systems to examine firearm assault events and to assess clinical care use patterns, clinical diagnoses, and other contextual measures preceding firearm assault events.
She is a recipient of the National Institute of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institution of Child Health & Human Development, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2019.
- Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2018
- M.S., Education, IUPUI, 2010
- B.A., Criminal Justice/Political Science, Indiana University, 2007
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2018–2020
- Crime Analyst/Crime Analysis Supervisor, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, 2010–2014
- American Journal of Preventive Medicine Article of the Year. Firearm Ownership and Domestic versus Nondomestic Homicide in the U.S. (2019)
Selected Intellectual Contributions
- “Community-level social processes and firearm shooting events: a multi-level analysis.” Journal of Urban Health (2020)
- “Firearm Ownership and Domestic versus Nondomestic Homicide in the U.S.” (with A. Kivisto, P. Phalen and B. Ray) American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2019)