Faculty Mentors

Christopher R. Browning, PhD

Department of Sociology
The Ohio State University

Dr. Christopher R. Browning (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1997) is a Professor of Sociology at the Ohio State University. His research interests include the causes and consequences of community social organization; the neighborhood context of crime, risk behavior, and health; the long-term effects of maltreatment during childhood; and multilevel statistical models. His current projects apply the concepts of activity space and ecological networks to research on the mechanisms linking contextual exposures (e.g., neighborhoods and schools) to youth behavioral health and well-being. He is Principal Investigator on the Adolescent Health and Development in Context (AHDC) study – a large scale, longitudinal investigation of the link between sociospatial exposures and developmental outcomes among youth in Franklin County, OH. The project is funded by NIDA, the WT Grant Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.

Selected Publications:

Browning, C. R., Calder, C. A., Boettner, B., Tarrence, J., Khan, K., Soller, B., & Ford, J. L. (2021). Neighborhoods, activity spaces, and the span of adolescent exposures. American sociological review, 86(2), 201-233. PMCID: PMC8725782.

Browning, C. R., Tarrence, J., LaPlant, E., Boettner, B., Schmeer, K. K., Calder, C. A., … & Ford, J. L. (2021). Exposure to police-related deaths and physiological stress among urban black youth. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 125, 104884. PMCID: PMC7904570.

Jackson, A. L., Browning, C. R., Krivo, L. J., Kwan, M. P., & Washington, H. M. (2016). The role of immigrant concentration within and beyond residential neighborhoods in adolescent alcohol use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence,45(1), 17-34. PMCID: PMC5476366.