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Jeffrey D. Morenoff

Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement, Professor of Public Policy and Sociology
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.
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DMACS to study impact of Strategic Neighborhood Fund in Detroit

Jun 12, 2023
The University of Michigan’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) was recently contracted by Invest Detroit, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution, to look at the relationship between community investment and overall trends...
In the Media

Morenhoff: Detroit census undercount is "egregious"

May 18, 2023 The Detroit News
Jeffrey Morenhoff, The Detroit News: Researcher Jeffrey Morenoff, a professor of sociology at UM and a faculty affiliate of the U-M Population Studies Center, was one of the researchers who originally studied the potential undercount and called it...
State & Hill

Faculty News, fall 2022

Dec 19, 2022
Jenna Bednar published “The Fractured Superpower: Federalism is Remaking U.S. Democracy and Foreign Policy,” in Foreign Affairs. The Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE awarded Paul Courant the...
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Faculty findings, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
Economic and social impact of religious festivals In Mexico, “patron saint day” festivals are often local public holidays and involve substantial financial expenditures by households and governments. Festival dates vary greatly across localities:...
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Ford School faculty named among “Top 2% Scientists”

Jan 26, 2022
Stanford University named 16 Ford School faculty on their “Top 2% Scientists” list, representing the most-cited scientists with career and single-year impact in various disciplines. The faculty researchers join over 180,000 scientists...
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Community in crisis: Black churches expand services

Nov 2, 2021
Jean Sherman got a call from a friend during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic telling her about a church nearby where she could get the vaccine. The Detroit resident also found out that the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church helped people...
In the Media

Morenoff identifies groups unlikely to get vaccinated

Aug 5, 2021 Second Wave - Michigan
After compiling data for the Detroit Metro Area Community Survey (DMACS), Jeffrey Morenoff, professor of sociology and public policy, found an alarming conclusion. Adults living with families with children under 18 are less likely to get vaccinated...
In the Media

Morenoff details How COVID-19 is Impacting Detroit Residents

Jun 19, 2020
The Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) is a University of Michigan initiative that regularly surveys a representative group of Detroit residents about their communities, asking about their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and...
State & Hill

Spotlights – Spring 2020 State & Hill

May 22, 2020
All hands on deck Ford School faculty and research centers have been actively involved with the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Luke Shaefer is advising the state on how to reduce the impact on low-income families. Michael Barr, Betsey...

Food for Thought

Feb 14, 2024, 11:30 am EST
Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
This month's Food for Thought will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Associate dean Jeff Morenoff will host a panel with staff from the Prison Creative Arts Project to discuss Unpacking Justice, Policy, and Artistic Advocacy.Please join us to share your thoughts and learn more! Pizza will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

Food for Thought: The Vital Role of Students in the Presidential Election

Jan 31, 2024, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Our Food for Thought series is returning this Wednesday, January 31 from 11:30-12:50 in the Annenberg Auditorium. Our discussion topic will be “The Vital Role of Students in the Presidential Election,” and we will be joined by a panel that includes Abdul El-Sayed, Rusty Hills, Landon Myers, Erica Reilly, and Naomi Garcia. Food for thought attendance is limited to Ford School students, faculty, and staff. Pizza will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.

Welcome to the Ford School!

Sep 5, 2023 0:02:30

Welcome! Hear from Ford School Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Associate Dean Jeff Morenoff, and Associate Dean Jenna Bednar about what our community is looking forward to this academic year.