Callie Burt is an Associate Professor of Criminology at Georgia State University. She has a BA, MA, and PhD in Sociology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Burt’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms linking social inequalities to development and disparities in risky behavior from a life-course perspective. Specifically, her scholarship seeks to elucidate the biopsychosocial mechanisms linking social inequalities to disparities in violent, criminal, and health-risk behaviors, with a particular focus on socioeconomic and racial disparities.
In current research, Burt investigates how social forces shape changes in impulsivity and sensation seeking during adolescence, building on recent work highlighting adolescence as a second sensitive period for change—one of vulnerability and opportunity. Currently, with the support of a MRSD K01 award from NICHD (2018-2023), she is studying genomics and biostatistics in order to incorporate gene-environment interplay (especially epigenetic mechanisms of embodiment) into her research program. Her research has been published in various outlets, including the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Criminology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Forces, Social Problems, and Justice Quarterly. Prof.
Burt comes to GSU from the University of Washington after having spent the last several years as an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and an affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology and Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences. Dr. Burt was the recipient of the Ruth Shonle Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology in 2014.