In 2012, the National Science Foundation awarded Papachristos an Early CAREER award to examine how violence spreads through high-risk social networks in four cities. He is also involved in the evaluation and implementation of several violence reduction strategies, most notably the Project Safe Neighborhoods and the Group Violence Reduction Strategy in Chicago. Prior to his Yale appointment, he has been the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Harvard University and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Loyola University of Chicago.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007
M.A., University of Chicago, 2000
B.S., Loyola University of Chicago, 1998
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