Preeti Chauhan
Preeti Chauhan
Vice President, Justice Policy Center
Justice Policy Center

Preeti Chauhan is vice president of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She is also an associate professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY) and an associate professor of psychology and criminal justice at the Graduate Center at CUNY. She is cofounder and former director of the Data Collaborative at John Jay College. Her research interests include examining the role of macro-level factors that may create and sustain racial disparities in arrests, incarceration, and victimization. Her work has informed criminal justice policies and reform initiatives in New York City, New York State, and in other jurisdictions around the country.

Chauhan has received numerous awards, including the Feliks Gross Endowment Award and the Donal EJ McNarma Junior Faculty Award, and was named a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation fellow. She serves on the board of directors of the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, on the science advisory group of ThriveNYC,and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Law and Justice. She is also on the editorial boards of Law and Human Behavior, Psychology of Violence, and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

Chauhan received a BA and BS from the University of Florida and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. Her predoctoral clinical internship was completed at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Research Areas
Crime, justice, and safety
Race and equity
Racial disparities in criminal justice

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