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Mauri Matsuda, Ph.D.
Mauri Matsuda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Criminology & Criminal Justice

550C Urban Center Building
(503) 725-6256

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Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park
Certificate in Population Studies, Maryland Population Research Center
M.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park
B.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude, Portland State University

Dr. Mauri Matsuda is an Assistant Professor in the Criminology & Criminal Justice Department. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she worked on the Rochester Youth Development and Intergenerational Studies on projects related to longitudinal and intergenerational patterns in aggression, delinquency, and criminal behavior, risk and protective factors for child maltreatment and partner violence, and consequences of parental incarceration for child outcomes. Her primary research interests center on justice-impacted and -involved families and youth and examination of behavioral health issues that intersect with justice system involvement. In addition, she is interested in development, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based practices, programs, and policies in criminal justice and overlapping systems. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Pathfinders of Oregon, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “provide justice impacted individuals and families the tools and support they need to be part of safe and thriving communities.”

Prior to joining PSU, Dr. Matsuda was an Associate Behavioral/Social Scientst at the RAND Corporation, where her work was supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Matsuda’s work has been published in Criminology, Child Abuse and Neglect, Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence.