Core faculty

Jeffrey D. Morenoff

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology; Director, Population Studies Center

Jeffrey D. Morenoff is a professor of sociology and public policy, with an additional appointment at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). He is also director of the ISR Population Studies Center. Morenoff's research interests include neighborhood environments, inequality, crime and criminal justice, the social determinants of health, racial/ethnic/immigrant disparities in health and antisocial behavior, and methods for analyzing multilevel and spatial data. In 2004, Morenoff won the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology for "outstanding contributions to the discipline of criminology." He earned an MA and PhD in sociology from The University of Chicago.