Eileen E. Avery

Eileen E. Avery
Associate Professor, Executive Director of the University of Missouri Census Research Data Center
303 Middlebush Hall
(573) 882-6341
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Ph.D. 2009, Ohio State University

Areas of Study: 

Health inequalities; Crime and community; Urban and rural place; Quantitative methodology; Big data applications to social research

Research and Teaching: 

Eileen Avery teaches courses on population health, criminology, and statistics. She is interested in the ways that economic, social, and built residential contexts are associated with health, wellbeing, and social control. Past and ongoing projects focus on the relationship between neighborhood and other geographic contexts and health and mortality, cohesion, fear, and experiences with police. In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Missouri, she has designed and implemented the Missouri Crime and Victimization Survey and the “Your Ideas Count” Conservation Opinion Survey for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Department of Conservation respectively.