Amanda Geller is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, and the organizer of the CPRC Incarceration Working Group. Her research examines the interactions between criminal justice policies and socioeconomic disadvantage, and their joint effects on urban neighborhoods, families, and individuals.
Dr. Geller is currently involved in a series of studies that identify racial and socioeconomic disparities in the administration of justice, the structural and procedural causes of these disparities, and their effects on urban residents and neighborhoods. She is also working with the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine the role of incarceration in urban families, and the effects of fathers' incarceration on their own wellbeing and that of their families and children.
Dr. Geller's research has appeared in publication outlets that reach the diverse constituencies with interest in the criminal justice system, including Demography, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Social Science Research, and the Texas Law Review. She received her Ph.D. in Social Policy Analysis from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 2007. Before coming to Columbia, she spent three years as an Operations Research Analyst at RAND in Santa Monica, CA.
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