Preeti Chauhan

Director

Preeti Chauhan is an Associate Professor in Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is also the Principal Investigator and Founding Director of the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP).  Dr. Chauhan has a broad interest in examining the role of macro-level factors including policies and neighborhoods that may create and sustain racial/ethnic disparities in antisocial behavior, arrests, and victimization. Her work on the MJP is aimed at informing criminal justice policy and evaluating several reform initiatives in New York City. She has over 45 peer-reviewed publications and scientific reports and has secured over $5.7 million in external funding.  Dr. Chauhan  has received numerous awards, including the Feliks Gross Endowment Award and the Donal E.J. McNarma Junior Faculty Award and was named a TriBeCa Disruptor Foundation Fellow.  She has reviewed grants for the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance and currently serves on the editorial boards for Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law and Journal of Community Psychology. She also serves on the Board of Directors for New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) and is member of the National Academy of Science, Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ).  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.