Meghan earned her Master's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 2018. Her thesis examined the victimization of persons with mental illness in community and correctional settings using nationally representative survey data. Meghan's research interests include the nexus of mental health and criminal justice, inequality in justice system practices, criminal justice policy, and program evaluation.

Meghan currently works with Dr. James Lynch at the Maryland Data Analysis Center conducting research on misdemeanor police practices and Justice Reinvestment in the state of Maryland. Meghan also works with Dr. Lauren Porter, broadly studying health and mental health outcomes of formerly incarcerated persons. In addition, Meghan collaborates with Dr. Min Xie and fellow graduate students researching the impacts of immigration and immigration policy on violence, crime reporting, and victimization. 


Areas of Interest

  • Mental Health, Criminal Justice Policy, Inequality in the Justice System, Translational Criminology


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland, 2018
Meghan Kozlowski-Serra
2158 LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
mkozlows [at]