Patricia E. Campie

Principal Researcher

Trish Campie is a a principal researcher in the Human Services program at AIR. Utilizing 25 years of experience, Dr. Campie’s primary research focus is on preventing and reducing lethal violence among youth and young adults in the United States and other countries, serving as a core member of the global Armed Conflict and Violence Prevention Research Advisory Group for USAID’s Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention. Among her recent work, she has coauthored studies on gang desistance in the Northern Triangle, youth violence in Colombia, and a global evidence review of what works to prevent lethal community-based violence.

In the United States, Dr. Campie has been co-leading, since 2013, a series of studies on Massachusetts’ Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI), a statewide violence prevention initiative, deemed a promising practice by Crime Solutions. SSYI targets high-impact gun and gang-involved males and females (17-24 yrs.) at risk for violence in 14 cities in Massachusetts, producing more than a 2-to-1 cost benefit advantage for reducing violent crime and victimization.

Dr. Campie is also principal investigator on a multi-year longitudinal study through the National Institute of Justice to study the root causes of school and community violence in California. For that study, she is partnering with police agencies, schools, social service providers, local businesses, youth, and families to understand root causes of violence and readiness to implement effective violence prevention strategies in urban, suburban, and rural contexts. She recently began evaluating the Community Crisis Intervention Program in Philadelphia, an intervention patterned after the Cure Violence model and aimed at reducing gun violence in the city.

Dr. Campie is a member of the Research to Policy Collaborative, a national network of prevention professionals applying research in a policy context and serves as Senior Adviser on the CDC Violence Prevention Technical Assistance Center, supporting the White House’s 14-city CVI Collaborative, and the BJA National Reentry Research Center, supporting the needs of justice-involved youth and adults across the spectrum from probation to release from prison.

Patricia Campie

Ph.D., Criminology and Law, University of Arizona; M.P.A., Criminal Justice Policy and Administration, University of Arizona