Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Hall Building (HSH), 201
851 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Dr. Brian Finch
Professor (Research) of Sociology and Spatial Sciences, Senior Social Demographer, Center for Economic and Social Research, Director, Southern California Population Research Center (SCPRC)
Brian Finch’s work crosses the disciplinary boundaries of social demography, social epidemiology and medical sociology to investigate the causes and correlates of population health disparities. Specifically, Finch analyzes socioeconomic and race/ethnic disparities in health outcomes and behaviors among adults and biological/social interactions across the early life course.
He will discuss a newly funded project which collects information on all police homicides that have occurred from 2000 to the present. This project will compile nearly two decades of police homicide data in the United States in order to test heretofore untested hypotheses regarding the causes and effects of police homicides, a widely recognized public health problem with potentially far-reaching community effects. He will present preliminary data from his project as well as data collection and analytical plans.
Brought to you by the Keck School of Medicine, the Department of Sociology, and the Spatial Sciences Institute.