Dr. John (Jay) K. Bainbridge

Associate Professor


Dr. Bainbridge’s research applies statistical and research methods to public sector problems. His current research focuses on trends, causes, and solutions to homelessness, especially with respect to the street homeless. Previous to joining Marist College, he was Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Research at the New York City Department of Homeless Services, and he continues to consult on homeless services policy and planning for national and international cities. 

Working with Bloomberg Associates, he recently guided the first systematic street counts internationally in Mexico City, Bogota, Paris, and Athens. He has published in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health on topics related to homelessness prevention, aging of the homeless population, and the health of the homeless.

He is co-author of the book How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness. This book takes on perhaps the most formidable issue facing metropolitan areas today: the large numbers of people experiencing homelessness within cities. Four dedicated experts with first-hand experience profile ten cities—Bogotá, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, New York City, Baltimore, Edmonton, Paris, and Athens—to explore ideas, strategies, successes, and failures.


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