Current Fellows

Taylor Cox

Bloomberg Fellow

Taylor Cox received her PhD in forensic linguistics from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2017 and currently works in ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety (CVPCS) based in Tempe, Arizona. She has served as the program manager for Arizona's National Violent Death Reporting System program (AZ-VDRS) since 2019 and Arizona's State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System program (AZ-SUDORS) since its inception in 2020. In this capacity, she manages participating partner recruitment and liaising, data collection, data management, and the employees of the projects and contributes to grant writing and deliverables, analysis, and report production. Additionally, she regularly freelances as a proofreader and editor, specializing in academic writing. Her current research interests include improving the representation of Arizona's tribal populations and that of the LGBTQIA2S+ population in the data of these two programs. 

The Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety (CVPCS) at Arizona State University has developed a distinct organizational model recognizing that interpersonal violence has no favorites. Solutions must cut across all boundaries of age, ethnicity, gender, economic status, and locale. That's why prevention solutions developed at CVPCS address all forms of violence, and research and development efforts are linked with other ASU research centers. Through numerous grant-funded projects, CVPCS evaluates policies and programs; analyzes and evaluates patterns and causes of violence; develops strategies and programs; develops a clearinghouse of research reports and “best practice” models; educates, trains, and provides technical assistance; and facilitates the development and construction of databases. CVPCS has run the AZ-VDRS since its inception, with data collection beginning in 2014, and AZ-SUDORS since its inception in 2020. 

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