Alumni News: Race, Law & Health

Melody Goodman, PhD ‘06, collaborates with colleagues, including Cassandra Arroyo-Johnson, PhD ’03, on an important new study, called “Race, Law, and Health: Examination of ‘Stand Your Ground’ and defendant convictions in Florida.”  After her mentor Marcello Pagano alerted her to potentially inconsistent and misleading data in a Tampa Bay Times article, Melody chose to take on the project of updating the data set and conducting another investigation.

Check out the article that discusses their findings and its impact on public health, and their next plan to analyze The Guardian’s database of police killings.