Dexter R. Voisin is a Professor in the School of Social Service Administration and a Faculty Affiliate at Chapin Hall Center for Children. For almost two decades, a central focus of Voisin's scholarship has been examining the impact of community violence and other trauma on a wide range of youth problem behaviors such as mental health, school failure, gang involvement and high rates of HIV-related risk behaviors.
Prof. Voisin has published more than 75 peer-reviewed studies, with publications in American Journal of Public Health, AIDS Education and Prevention, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Children and Youth Services Review, Health Psychology the Journal of Adolescent Health, Social Work and Social Work Research among others. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, the W.T. Grant Foundation, among others.
His expertise and research findings have been utilized by numerous members of the international, national, and local media such as Aljazeera Television, BBC World News Radio, India Times, the Sunday Business Post (Irish newspaper), Svenska Dagbladet (a leading Swedish national daily), the Associated Press, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, National Public Radio, The Powers Report, the Washington Times, Southern California Public Radio, the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Public Television, the Chicago Tribune, CBS Chicago, FOX News Chicago, CLTV, The Santita Jackson Show (WVON), and various news blogs.