Adam Pittman is a sociologist with nearly a decade of neighborhood-level research on gentrification, police misconduct, and community response to homelessness and substance use. He is driven by the conviction that improving neighborhood conditions is key to bettering people’s overall well-being. Adam engages community and civic partners in his research and has conducted research for local and federal governments. His research is published in City and Community, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and PLOS ONE. Prior to joining CORNERS, he was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southern CT State University and Data and Policy Specialist at the Crime and Justice Institute. Pittman is a 2023 recipient of the Russell Sage Foundation and Gates Foundation Pipeline Grant aimed at supporting emerging scholars in the social sciences. He holds a BA from the University of Akron and PhD from the University of Massachusetts Boston.