Margret is a PhD student in the Criminal Justice Program at John Jay College / CUNY Graduate Center. Margret has a BA and a MA degree in Sociology from the University of Iceland. Before entering the doctoral program at John Jay, Margret taught statistics and other research methods at the University of Iceland and worked at the research and development department of the Public Health Institute of Iceland. At the Public health Institute, Margret was a part of a research team that focused on the relationship between the neighborhood structure and adolescent unhealthy behavior, particular substance abuse and crime. In her doctoral studies, Margret will continue to explore the effects of the community on adolescent behavior and victimization.
Margret will attend two Epic courses that are specifically related to her upcoming research project; Introduction to Multi-level modeling and Health and Place. Multi-level modeling is a statistical method used when the observations of interest vary at more than one level, for example individuals that are nested within neighborhoods.
Thorlindsson, T., Valdimarsdottir, M., & Jonsson, S. (Forthcoming). Community social structure, social capital and adolescent smoking: A multi-level analysis. Health and Place.