Jeffrey D. Morenoff, PhD

Professor, Department of Sociology; Research Professor, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center; Director, Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research

Dr. Morenoff is a Professor in the Department of Sociology, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is also the Director of the Population Studies Center at U-M. His research straddles the fields of sociology, demography, and criminology. One of his current lines of research examines the influence of the criminal justice system on the health and wellbeing of people with criminal records, including the challenges people face upon returning from prison to the community. Another line of research explores how neighborhood environments and the process of neighborhood change influence the health and wellbeing of neighborhood residents. Morenoff is also co-Director of the Detroit Metropolitan Area Communities Study (DMACS), which regularly surveys a broad, representative group of Detroit area residents about their communities, including their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and aspirations.

Current Research Interests: 

  • Health and Healthcare
  • Social Demography
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

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Research Areas: Healthcare, Social Change, Race & Ethnicity, Immigration,

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