Angela K. Kavadas, MPH

Research Associate
Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Angela has more than ten years of experience working alongside police departments, supporting university, hospitals, K-12s, and city safety practices. Her technical experience include crime analysis, crime mapping, youth program evaluations, and database management. 

Angela is also a member of CWRU Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Mandel School Staff Climate Work Group, Mandel School Staff Addressing Gender Bias Together, Begun Center Diversity Committee, and a certified trainer for The Department of Homeland Security's Until Help Arrives initiative. 

Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world? I find our work compelling and highly action oriented.  Simply, our work changes lives, policies, procedures, and applied practices to better our communities in health, safety, and prevention methods.  Partnering with agencies at the county, state, and federal levels while working at a Center with multidisciplinary research and analytic projects is humbling to see the areas and communities we reach on a daily basis.  We are a one-of-a-kind, all-stop-shop for violence prevention and evidence-based interventions that I am honored to take part in.

Q: What is a cause about which you are particularly passionate? I am passionate about crime analysis and crime mapping as well as anti-human trafficking efforts, women’s rights, school/university safety, and human behavior.

Research Information

Research Interests

Crime analysis, sexual assault, mental health, and enhancing applied safety practices at the Center and the University. 

Research Projects


  • Family and Children First Council's Out of School Time (OST), Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) ProPath Internships
  • Family and Schools Together (FAST) programs. 

Currently, Angela serves as a geospatial analyst on the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Heroin and Opioid Initiative funded by the USDOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance.


Bachelor of Arts
Justice Studies
Kent State University
Master of Public Health
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Kent State University