Preeti Chauhan

Principal Investigator

Dr. Preeti Chauhan is the Co-Principal Investigator on the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) and an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Dr. Chauhan has a broad interest in examining the role of macro-level factors including policies and neighborhoods that may create and sustain race/ethnic disparities in antisocial behavior, arrests, and victimization. She was the lead author on three prior MJP reports, Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests in New York, The Summons Report: Trends in Issuance and Dispositions of Summonses in New York City: 2003-2013, and Tracking Enforcement Rates in New York City, 2003-2014. Her past work has examined the role of neighborhood disadvantage in re-arrest for offending girls, race/ethnic disparities in the consequences of child abuse and neglect, and factors related to homicide victimization in New York City. Dr. Chauhan received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia and her BA and BS from the University of Florida. Before joining the faculty at John Jay College, she completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center.