Amie L Nielsen

Assoc. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-6158
Locator Code:
2030

 
Career

Education

1997Ph.D. Sociology University of Delaware
1994 Sociology University of Delaware
1992B.A. Psychology State University of New York, Geneseo

Professional Experience

2005 - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Miami
1999 - 2005Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Miami
1997 - 1999Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Bowling Green State University
1996 - 1997Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Delaware
1993 - 1997Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Delaware
1992 - 1993Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Delaware

Honors & Acknowledgements

Junior Scholar Award Winner, Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Section, American Sociological Association
2007
Junior Scholar Award Winner, Drinking and Drugs Section, Society for the Study of Social Problems
2006
2005
Nominated for a University of Miami Excellence in Teaching Award

Memberships

American Society of Criminology
Homicide Research Working Group
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Criminology, Homicide, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity

Research Projects

Second Chance Re-Entry Grant: Back to the Future

2014-2015 Co-Investigator.

(Palm Beach County; 2/01/14 through 9/30/15; total award: $81,250; PI: Wendy Cavendish, Ph.D.)

Community Mechanisms, Crime and Deviance in Miami
2011 Principal Investigator.
Provost’s Summer Research Award, University of Miami
Economic Evaluation Methods for Adolescents: Development and Applications

2005-2006 Investigator.

(National Institute of Drug Abuse, Grant No. R01 DA018645, from 5/05-4/10, PI: Michael French, Ph.D.)

Women’s Prison TC: Outcomes, Process, and Economic Analysis
2004-2006 Investigator. 
(Public Health Service, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Grant No. R01 DA14370, $431,532 from 10/01 to 9/06, PI: JoAnn Sacks, UM PI: Michael French, Ph.D.)
Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Services and Interventions

2004-2006 Investigator.

(Public Health Service, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Grant

Race/Ethnicity, Substance Use, and Suicide

2004 Principal Investigator.

James W. McLamore Summer Award in Business and the Social Sciences, University of
Miami. ($9,300.00)

Gender and Ethnic Differences in Aggravated Assault and Homicide: Findings From Miami

10/00-8/31/01 Co-Principal Investigator.

(National Consortium on Violence Research, under NIJ award 8-8513-PA-IJ, $49,272 from 10/00 to 8/31/01, PI: Ramiro Martinez, Jr., Ph.D.).

Violent Death in Miami-Dade County: The Effects of Race/Ethnicity, Alcohol Outlets, and Socioeconomic Factors

2000 Principal Investigator.

James W. McLamore Summer Award in Business and the Social Sciences, University of Miami. ($9,300.00)

Alcohol, Race/Ethnicity, and Violence in Miami.
1998 Principal Investigator.
Summer Research Program, Bowling Green State University. ($5,497.00)
Miami Consortium for Urban Studies.

2004-2005 Co-Investigator and Planning Committee on Center Grant application,

University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences.

Reassessing the Relationship Between Immigration and Social Disorganization: A Spatial Analysis of Aggravated Assault and Robbery in Miami

2001 Co-Principal Investigator on grant application,

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice.
(PI: Matthew T. Lee, Ph.D.; not funded)

The Role of Alcohol in Homicide in Miami-Dade County, Florida, for 1988-1998: An Examination of Race/Ethnicity, Socio-economic Factors, and Alcohol Outlets

1999 Principal Investigator on grant application,

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (not funded)

Publications

Gostjev, Feodor A. and Amie L. Nielsen. "Speaking the Same Language? English Language Fluency and Violent Crime at the Neighborhood Level" The Sociological Quarterly


Cavendish, Wendy, Amie L. Nielsen, and Marjorie Montague "Parent Attachment, School Commitment, and Externalizing Behavioral Trajectories of Diverse Youth" Journal of Adolescence