PRCHN Seminar Series continues April 9 on effects of neighborhood perceptions

Claudia Coulton CWRUThe next event in the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods Seminar Series will feature Claudia Coulton, Distinguished University Professor, co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Social Research at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Coulton will speak on “Individual and Contextual Effects on Perception of Neighborhood Scale.”

Coulton’s research focuses on problems of distressed urban neighborhoods and approaches to community development and change. Her current studies examine processes of residential mobility and neighborhood identity in urban communities, the effects of the foreclosure crisis on low-income families and neighborhoods, and the influences of the built and social environment on outcomes for families and children.

Under Coulton’s leadership, the center has become nationally recognized for putting research into action through community partnerships, and has received more than $30 million in grants and contracts to support this work.

The talk will take place on Wednesday, April 9, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the ground floor of the Bioenterprise Building. The PRCHN seminars are held the second Wednesday of every month.

Contact Kathy Kelly at for more information about the PRCHN seminar series.