John MacDonald

Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania; and Director, Jerry Lee Center of Criminology

John MacDonald is the Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology. Dr. MacDonald works on a wide variety of research topics that include the study of interpersonal violence, race and ethnic disparities in criminal justice, and the effectiveness of social policy responses to crime.

He has served as a principal investigator and co-principal investigator on health, injury prevention, and crime research projects through funding provided by the American Statistical Association, the National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

His recent work appears in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Criminology, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. In 2009 he was awarded the Young Experimental Scholar Award by the Academy of Experimental Criminology for significant contributions to experimental research.

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