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Paul Guerin

  • Director
  • Center for Applied Research and Analysis



  • University of New Mexico, Sociology, Ph.D., May 1998
  • University of New Mexico, Sociology, M.A., December 1991
  • University of New Mexico, Sociology, B.A., May 1985


Paul Guerin, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Analysis (CARA). He has worked at the ISR since 1992. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Mexico in 1998 and has taught as Adjunct Faculty in the Sociology Department at UNM since 1998.His primary areas of research have included the criminal justice system, the evaluation of criminal justice programs and behavioral health programs, homelessness, early childhood home visiting, traffic safety, and DWI and alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. His primary teaching areas have been criminology, policing, and corrections. He has been the Principal Investigator or researcher on more than 150 research and evaluation projects. This includes the Principal Investigator on National Institute of Justice (NIJ) projects, the researcher on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) projects, National Science Foundation (NSF) projects, National Institutes of Health (NIH) projects, a Kellogg Foundation project, and a Bloomberg Philanthropies project.