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Joseph Guisti

Data Strategist & Research Coordinator 

Joseph earned his PhD from Northwestern University. His doctoral work, based in Mexico City, traced efforts by addiction treatment centers, state and local governments and mental health clinicians to eliminate violence in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. He has presented his research in the United States, Mexico and Europe, and is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships, including the 2014 Karpf Peace Prize. He first came to Institute for Nonviolence Chicago in 2016 as a qualitative researcher, contributing to two years of evaluation research on Nonviolence Chicago with University of Chicago’s Urban Labs. He officially joined Nonviolence Chicago as Data Strategist and Research Coordinator in 2019. In addition to his work here, he teaches sociology research methods, organizational sociology and the sociology of gangs at Northwestern, where he also serves as Faculty Director for Northwestern’s online Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences.

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