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2013 Ph.D., Demography, University of California, Berkeley
2013 Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Systems, California State University, San Francisco
2007 M.S., Statistics, Stanford University
2003 B.S., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley

2013 – 2015 Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, Yale University, postdoctoral associate

Dr. Noli Brazil’s research focuses on several areas of inquiry linked by a broad interest in the causes and consequences of educational inequality, neighborhood social organization and social control, and spatial methods in demography with specific applications in population health. These research interests currently take shape in three distinct sets of projects. The first of these projects explores the interactive relationship between neighborhoods and schools in influencing youth education outcomes. The second project examines the relationship between neighborhoods and crime. The final project applies spatial exploratory and regression methods on topics in health and migration.

Dr. Brazil is now an assistant professor with the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis.

Brazil, N. & Clark, W.A.V., Individual mental health, life course events and dynamic neighbourhood change during the transition to adulthood. Health & Place, 45, 99-109 (May 2017).

Bastomski, S., Brazil, N. & Papachristos, A.V., Neighborhood co-offending networks, structural embeddedness, and violent crime in Chicago, Social Networks, in press (February 2017).

Brazil, N. & Kirk, D.S., Uber and Metropolitan Traffic Fatalities in the United States, American Journal of Epidemiology 184 (3): 192-198 (July 2016).

Brazil, N., The Effects of Social Context on Youth Outcomes: Studying Neighborhoods and Schools Simultaneously, Teachers College Record 118 (7):1-30 (2016).