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.
DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — WINTER 2022
Structural Drivers of Violent Crime in Baltimore City: An Investigation of Historical and Contemporary Practices and Patterns of Structural Racism
This dissertation brings together a mixture of archival, administrative and proprietary data sources to better understand the impact of structural drivers on community violence in Baltimore City. In particular, this dissertation will describe the relationship and determine the association of historic redlining, contemporary racialized economic segregation and area-level credit scores with the spatial distribution of neighborhood violent crime rates in Baltimore City between 2015-2019. This research centers an intersectional and spatial perspective to investigate how different forms of structural racism relate to violent crime.
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