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Dan O'Brien

Dan O’Brien is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, and Co-Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI). His work focuses on the ways that researchers, policymakers, and practitioners can work together to leverage modern digital data (i.e., “Big Data”) to better understand and serve cities. His own work focuses on the behavioral and social dynamics of urban neighborhoods, particularly those that directly impact a place’s future upward (or downward) trajectory.