Peter Griffin

Research Program Specialist

Peter J. Griffin is the Research Program Specialist for the Sol Price Center of Social Innovation. He manages projects within the Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform and the Microsoft Criminal Justice Initiative.

Peter (MPA ‘20 Price School of Public Policy; BA ’18 UCLA) previously served as a research assistant for the Center for Social Innovation and the Safe Communities Institute. Utilizing data visualizations and GIS analysis tools, Peter helped build and inform public safety strategies by creating a public data portal and multiple convenings of law enforcement and community-based organizations. At the Price School’s Safe Communities Institute Peter examined complex multi-dimensional issues in at-risk communities including school safety issues, violent extremist recruitment, and radicalization. In 2019 Griffin worked with USC’s Athletic Department and Game Management, to improve communication and coordination during game day operations. Peter was originally from the East Coast before fleeing seasons to study in California.