Current Projects

  • The Nashville Longitudinal Study of Youth Safety and Wellbeing
  • Snap! Using photovoice to understand youth violence in Louisville

The Nashville Longitudinal Study of Youth Safety and Wellbeing

Funder: National Institute of Justice

Funding amount: $4,916,000

Role: Investigator

The goal of the NLSYSW is to create a multi-cohort longitudinal dataset addressing the interplay between schools and communities among children and youth in Nashville, TN with a particular focus on safety and well-being. The data used in this study come from school administrative records, student surveys, local law enforcement, a student-led neighborhood mapping initiative, and a variety of other sources.

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Snap! Using photovoice to understand youth violence in Louisville

Funder: University of Louisville Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Research 

Funding amount: $9,500

Role: Principal Investigator

This study investigates youths’ perceptions of the problems in their neighborhoods and the solutions that would help. Using photovoice methodology, the youth photographed salient parts of their neighborhood, wrote narratives for their photographs, and discussed them with the research team. These photographs and accompanying narratives will be used to highlight the youths’ voices in Louisville and inform policy and research more broadly.

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