Jeffrey Fagan is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is also a senior research scholar at Yale Law School. His scholarship focuses on fairness and accuracy in the administration of justice. His research examines race and criminal law, policing and police reform, the legitimacy of the criminal law, capital punishment, firearm violence and regulation, drug policy, and juvenile crime and punishment. He served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Sciences between 2000-2006. He was a member of the 2004 National Research Council (NRC) panel that examined policing in the U.S. and the 2010 NRC Workshop on Understanding Crime Trends. He was an expert consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice in its 2015 investigation of the Ferguson (Missouri) Police Department, the lead expert witness for plaintiffs in the 2013 civil rights trial on the New York City Stop and Frisk policy, and an expert witness before the Constitutional Court of Indonesia on capital punishment. He was an expert witness on capital punishment to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights between 2010-2016. He is a fellow of the American Society of Criminology.
Jeffrey Fagan is a member of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Advisory Committee.