Research interests include mental health and substance abuse services and policy; links between mental illness, substance abuse and criminal justice involvement; effectiveness of criminal diversion and prison re-entry programs for adults with serious mental illness; and other legal and policy mechanism as mental health interventions.
Education and Training
- NRSA T32 Mental Health Services and Systems Research Training Program, Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009 - 2012
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2009
- M.P.H., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
- Mental Disorders Prevalence Study
- Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Gun Sales: Comparative effectiveness of different minimum age standards for firearm purchase by adults with youthful crime records in North Carolina, Florida, and Virgin
- Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Gun Sales: Comparative effectiveness of different minimum age standards for firearm purchase by adults with youthful crime records in North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia
- A feasibility study for testing the effects of extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol) on recidivism and other participant outcomes in drug court settings
- Implementation and Effectiveness of "Dangerous Persons" Gun-Seizure Laws in Connecticut and Indiana
- Policy and interventions for adults with SMI and criminal justice involvement
- Gender differences in jail diversion for adults with co-occurring disorders
- Implementing Psychiatric Advance Directives with Peer Specialist Facilitators
- Do brief incarcerations before jail diversion enhance its legal leverage and improve outcomes among people with serious mental illness in CT?