Alumni

Tyler Jimenez

PhD Student, Social and Personality Psychology
Tyler Jimenez
Academic Institution: University of Missouri Location: Columbia, Missouri Cohort Start Year: 2017
Research Topics: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthcare Quality, Public, Population, and Community Health
Populations Served: At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children and Families, Low-Income Communities, Native/Tribal/Indigenous Peoples, Rural Communities

FOCUS
Tyler Jimenez is broadly interested in how people respond to threats, be that to their society, worldview, or even existence, and how these responses affect health and intergroup relations. This has led to research on topics such as racist backlash against social progress and policy decisions in the face of shifting racial demographics. In the future, Tyler Jimenez hopes to continue researching these and similar topics, with an eye towards improving the health of, particularly Indigenous, communities.

MORE ABOUT TYLER
Tyler Jimenez, a member of Nambé Pueblo, was raised in Albuquerque, NM. His background fostered an acute sensitivity to injustice and a desire for a better world.

DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — NOVEMBER 2020
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In the U.S., approximately 1,000 people are killed and 75,000 people are injured by police each year (Feldman et al., 2017). Such violence is exacerbated by the militarization of police; police departments that acquire and utilize military equipment become more likely to kill civilians in the future (Delehanty et al., 2017). Seven studies investigate police militarization at the individual, departmental, and population levels.

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