Dr. Jesenia M. Pizarro

Jesenia M. Pizarro, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the situational factors that result in violence and the social reactions to violence. She is a member of the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens Consortium (FACTS), and the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG); and sits on the boards of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, The National Center for School Safety, and The Gun Violence Awareness Task Force of the Desert Southwest Conference. Dr. Pizarro has worked with various police departments and agencies throughout the country in joint efforts to curb violence and has managed federally funded grants that focus on urban violence and intimate partner homicide prevention, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The National Institute of Health, The National Science Foundation, The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, and the Centers for Disease Control in various capacities and roles. She has published over 50 articles, book chapters, and research reports and is the editor-in-chief of Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary and International Journal.