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Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH


Assistant Professor

Department of Health Policy and Management

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH, received the 2019 - 2020 Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Pilot Project award for her proposal, “The Impact of Vacant Housing Demolition on Health and Safety”

The Pilot Project Program supports new and early stage investigators (ESI) with projects related to place-based determinants of health disparities and minority health.

Crifasi’s research focuses broadly on public safety including injury epidemiology and prevention, gun violence and policy, attitudes and behaviors of gun owners, and underground gun markets. She has worked on a number of projects with Baltimore City evaluating the impact of public health, law enforcement, and place-based strategies to reduce violence. Additionally, she teaches a course on research and evaluation methods for health policy. Crifasi serves as Deputy Director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research and is a core faculty member in the Center for Injury Research and Policy. Crifasi earned an MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University and a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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