Erin Grinshteyn

Erin Grinshteyn

Associate Dean, Health Professions


Dr. Erin Grinshteyn is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she teaches a variety of courses in the MPH program. Her primary research interest relates to fear of crime and fear of violent victimization, and the association of fear with a variety of health outcomes. She is particularly interested in population-based health disparities associated with fear of violence and specifically examines these topics among older adults. Erin also does work examining neighborhood characteristics associated with fear of victimization.

Research Areas

  • Fear of crime
  • Fear of violent victimization
  • Aging and older adults
  • Neighborhood effects
  • Firearm violence


  • Associate Dean for Health Professions
  • Co-Director, Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE), 2021-2022
  • Chair, Health Professions Department, 2020-2022
  • Vice-Chair, Health Professions Department, 2019-2020


  • PhD in Health Services, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
  • MS in Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
  • BA in Sociology, Brandeis University

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor, USF, 2016–present
  • Assistant Professor, UNR, 2013–16
  • Teaching Fellow, UCLA, 2007–12

Selected Publications