Nathan Jason Aguilar


I am a qualitative community violence prevention and intervention researcher. Prior to doctoral studies I worked in Chicago with gang involved youth and gunshot survivors within community and hospital-based organizations. As a result, I find a lot of benefit through collaborating with violence prevention agencies in order to inform my research agenda and engage populations who have been directly impacted by community violence. Currently, I am studying the impact of gun violence on female survivors and the family system and am exploring the phenomenon of community-based violence through the lens of continuous traumatic stress.

Research Interests

Gun Violence and Community Violence Prevention/Intervention
Trauma Informed Care


General Social Survey (GSS)