Eric Meyer researches community violence as a public health issue, sexual offending and victimization policies, and the use of art to affect social change. His dissertation is an ethnography within the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility where he is examining the therapeutic climate among and between staff members and inmates. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion and Social Behavioral Health. Eric is a former police officer with nearly 20 years of experience between two metropolitan law enforcement agencies. Eric earned his MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a MA in Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago.