Jeffrey Morenoff

Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and Director, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research


Dr. Jeffrey D. Morenoff is a professor of sociology, a research professor at the Institute for Social Research (ISR), and a professor of public policy at the Ford School. He is also director of the ISR Population Studies Center. Professor Morenoff’s research interests include neighborhood environments, inequality, crime and criminal justice, the social determinants of health, racial/ethnic/immigrant disparities in health and antisocial behavior, and methods for analyzing multilevel and spatial data. In 2004, Morenoff won the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology for “outstanding contributions to the discipline of criminology.” Morenoff is also a project lead for the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS), a University of Michigan initiative designed to regularly survey a broad, representative group of Detroit residents about their communities, including their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and aspirations.

Ph.D. and M.A., University of Chicago