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Incarceration Prevention

America imprisons more people than any other country by a considerable margin. What social conditions create this situation? How can public health understand and address the health effects of mass incarceration?

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Faculty in Incarceration Prevention

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Alwyn Cohall
Sociomedical Sciences, Population and Family Health, and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Armstrong
Special Lecturer
Population and Family Health
Diana Hernández
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Seth Prins
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Carole Hutchinson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Hernandez Stroud
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management

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It was 5:00 AM when 26-year-old Diana Sanchez first told a deputy in Denver County Jail that she was going into labor. Instead of getting Diana, who was incarcerated, and her baby immediate medical attention, nurses and deputies at the jail decided to take a “wait and see” approach to their
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Just Published

Armstrong, B.J., Kalmuss, D., Cushman, L.F., Bjarnadottir, R.I., Holstrom, A., Peters, Z.J. Valera, P., & Cohall, A.T. (2016). Academic Health Center–Community Justice Program Partnerships: Linking Men in the Justice System to Health Care. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. View Abstract

Valera, P., Boyas, J.F., Bernal, C., Briones Chiongbian, V., Chang, Y., & Shelton., R.C. (2016). A Validation of the Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale in Formerly Incarcerated Black and Latino Men. American Journal of Men’s Health. View abstract

Wallace, S.A., Strike, K.S., Yonnette Marcia Glasgow, Y.M., Lynch, K. & Fullilove, R.E. (2016). 'Other than That, I’m Good': Formerly Incarcerated Young Black Men’s Self-Perceptions of Health Status. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. View abstract

Cohall, A.T.  (2016). Falling Through the Cracks: Young Adults, Drugs, and Incarceration. American Journal of Public Health. View abstract. 

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