Chris Robertson

Alumni MPC Population Studies Trainee
Research Interests

Crime, law, and punishment; Ethnicity and race; Health access and disparities; Life course theory/perspective


Christopher is a PhD student in Sociology with primary research interests in crime, law, and punishment, ethnicity and race, and healthcare equity. In Fall 2019, he joined the MPC as a Population Studies Predoctoral Trainee and graduated the training program in 2022.

Christopher’s research examines the health effects emanating from the tense relationship between communities of color and the criminal justice system. In his work, Christopher employs the life course paradigm, along with quantitative and qualitative methods, to examine how the criminal justice system contributes to health disparities and inequality.