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Desmond Patton: Understanding Social Media and Gang Violence (Ep. 127)

Desmond Patton: Understanding Social Media and Gang Violence (Ep. 127)

Dr. Desmond Upton Patton (@SAFELab) is an assistant professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and a Faculty Affiliate of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Data Science Institute. His research utilizes qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine how and why youth and gang violence, trauma, grief and identity are expressed on social media and the real world impact they have on well-being for low-income youth of color.