Christopher is a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Sociology Department, and a Population Science Trainee at the Minnesota Population Center. As a Health Policy Research Scholar, Christopher’s work is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Christopher’s research examines the intersection of policing, race, and health. Using mixed-method approaches, he aims to identify the hidden costs of police violence that are borne by individuals and communities of color. Drawing upon the life course perspective, Christopher seeks to understand how personal and vicarious experiences of police violence perpetuate adverse mental health and well-being across generations. Christopher aspires for his research to contribute to health and public safety policy efforts that center on anti-racism, health equity, and structural change.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.B.A.: Management, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011 -
  • M.A.: Sociology, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2018 -
  • M.A.: Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2021

Specialties

  • Population Health
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Policing and Community Relations
  • Life Course Approach/Theory
  • Urban Sociology