Daniel Semenza Ph.D.

Title:
Director of Interpersonal Violence Research
Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy, Rutgers School of Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University – Camden, and Faculty Affiliate with the Department of Urban-Global Health in the School of Public Health.

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Email address:
mkdaniel.semenza@rutgers.edu

Profile:
Dr. Daniel Semenza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University – Camden. He is the Director of Interpersonal Violence Research at the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center as well as a faculty affiliate with the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government (SUNY) and the Health Criminology Research Consortium at Saint Louis University. Dr. Semenza earned his PhD in sociology at Emory University in 2018 under the direction of Dr. Robert Agnew. He has published more than fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on gun violence, the health-related consequences of criminal justice contact and violence exposure, and the implications of these issues for racial and economic disparities in health. His work has been covered in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR, The Trace, and FOX, CBS, and NBC News. Dr. Semenza currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Criminal Justice and Journal of Marriage and Family and teaches courses on urban gun violence prevention, theories of crime and delinquency, violence in society, and juvenile delinquency. 

Research Interests:
My research examines (1) the causes and consequences of community gun violence and (2) the connections between health, criminal justice exposure, and violent victimization. The study of health disparities is a central focus across both areas of research. I have recently published my work in Social Science & Medicine, Justice Quarterly, Health & Place, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Preventive Medicine, Homicide Studies, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Crime and Delinquency. 

Affiliations:

Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium at SUNY – Faculty Researcher

The Health Criminology Research Consortium at Saint Louis University – External Research Fellow