Current Scholar

Mudia Uzzi

PhD Candidate, Social and Behavioral Sciences (Public Health)
Mudia Uzzi
Academic Institution: Johns Hopkins University Location: Baltimore, Maryland Cohort Start Year: 2020
Research Topics: Built Environment/Housing/Planning, Community/Civic Engagement, Violence and Trauma
Populations Served: Low-Income Communities, Urban Communities, Victims of Crime

FOCUS
Mudia’s research is focused on violence and trauma in urban communities. He aspires to create place-based interventions that redress historical policies and practices which have contributed to the higher burden of violence and trauma within low-income urban neighborhoods. To achieve this goal, his current research examines the underlying structural drivers of community violence and trauma in Baltimore City. Some of the topic areas Mr. Uzzi explores include redlining, racialized economic segregation, and the built and social environment of neighborhoods. His work bridges the social and behavioral sciences, criminology, history, public policy, and spatial analysis to innovatively analyze and address violence and trauma. Mudia’s ultimate goal is to develop research, policies and programs that promote safer and healthier urban communities.

MORE ABOUT MUDIA
Mudia has led on health equity projects in academic and community-based settings throughout the United States and United Kingdom. He seeks to conduct community-based research that addresses fundamental causes of social and health inequities, and supports community-led change in Baltimore City and other urban communities.

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