My research addresses trauma and addiction problems and experiences of incarcerated men and women. It focuses on the correlates of prison-based victimization (sexual, physical, and emotional) with emphasis on childhood victimization and mental illness. These risk factors are used to develop interventions to treat and prevent revictimization during incarceration. In tandem with my research, I work with prison residents and staff to build and sustain trauma-sensitive programs and environments that support healing and recovery.

The Bloustein Center for Survey Research, in collaboration to the departments of health, collects CDC-sponsored data on youth and pregnancy risk factors. We also collaborate with researchers to collect related data.