Michelle Degli Esposti, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

Community Violence

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Dr. Degli Esposti is a Research Assistant Professor with the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. Her research focuses on understanding violence and mental health at the population level with a specific interest in firearm violence in the US. She completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Dr. Degli Esposti’s postdoctoral research has been focused in the area of firearm violence and drawn on both inductive, data driven approaches and deductive evaluations of firearm policies. Projects have included a collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford to evaluate US “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws and working on a multidisciplinary project to identify “cold” and “hot” spots in firearm violence. These projects were supported by the Joyce Foundation and Arnold Foundation through RAND and the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research.