2012 Presentations

2012 Presentations



Thursday, March 22

Keynote Presentation

Understanding the Public Health Challenges in the Era of Mass Incarceration - Jeremy Travis, J.D., John Jay College of Criminal Justice



Track 1: Reentry Seminar

Enhancing the Link: HIV, Jails, and Community Care - Laura Cheever, M.D., M.S.
HRSA; Anne C. Spaulding, M.D., M.P.H., Matthew S. Stein, M.P.H. (c), Emory University; Thomas Lincoln, M.D., Baystate Medical Center, Inc.; Dominique Simon-Levine, Ph.D., M.P.H., Allies in Recovery; Ehsan Chitsaz, M.D., M.H.Sc., Yale University/AIDS Program; Cristina Booker, M.A., Abt Associates Inc.

Track 2: Mental Health Seminar

"It's Not Mental Illness, It's Just Behavior." Identifying and Treating Personality Disorders Before Dismissing Them - James DeGroot, Ph.D., Michael Thompson, Ph.D., GA Department of Corrections; Javel Jackson-Long, Ph.D., MHM Correctional Services

Track 3: Public Health Seminar

BJS's Efforts to Measure Health and Health Care in Corrections - Laura Maruschak, M.A., Elizabeth Carson, Ph.D., USDOJ - Bureau of Justice Statistics

Track 4: Substance Abuse Seminar

Cross-discipline Treatment Approaches for Mental Health and Substance-related Issues for Offenders - Vienna Nightingale, Ph.D., Faye Taxman, Ph.D., Criminology, Law, & Society, George Mason University; June Tangney, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, George Mason University; Sandra Springer, M.D., Frederick Altice, M.D., Yale School of Medicine


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Track 1: Reentry Lectures

Stopping the Revolving Door for Mentally Ill Offenders in the Criminal Justice System - Eleanor Brown, M.S., LPC, Georgia Department of Corrections; Brian McGregor, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine

Post-Release MassHealth Utilization: An Evaluation of the MassHealth/DOC Prison Reintegration Pilot - Paul Kirby, M.A., MassHealth Quality Office; Warren Ferguson, M.D., UMass Memorial Medical Center; Ann Lawthers, Sc.D., MassHealth Quality Office

Track 2: Mental Health Lectures

Risk of Reincarceration Among Prisoners with Co-occurring Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders - Jacques Baillargeon, Ph.D., Joseph Penn, M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Suicide Calls as Critical Incident Stress for Responding Police and Correction Officers - Albert Grudzinskas, Jr., J.D., Barry Feldman, Ph.D., Bernice Gershenson, M.A., Richard Cody, J.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School

Track 3: Public Health / Aging Lectures

Aging Prison Populations and Time Served: Implications for Correctional Health Care - Elizabeth Carson, Ph.D., William Sabol, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics 

Aging in Custody - Robert Greifinger, M.D., John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Marc Stern, M.D., M.P.H., University of Washington; Brie Williams, M.D., University of California-San Francisco

Track 4: Substance Abuse Lectures

Feasibility Evaluation within a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Social Support Program for Former Prisoners with Addictions - Carrie Pettus-Davis, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School

A Randomized Trial of Continued Methadone Maintenance vs. Detoxification in Jail - Michelle McKenzie, M.P.H., Nickolas Zaller, Ph.D., Brad Brockmann, J.D., Brown University Miriam Hospital


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Track 1: Reentry Peer Sessions

An Ethnographic Assessment of Patient Navigation with Post-jail HIV-infected Individuals - Charles Peason, M.A., Center for AIDS Prevention Studies; John Weeks, B.A., University of California-San Francisco; Alissa Riker, B.A., San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project; Rebecca Packard, B.A., Mark Morewitz, M.S.W, Janet Myers, Ph.D., University of California-San Francisco

Lifting the Food Stamp Ban: Mitigating HIV/AIDS Risk Behaviors among Individuals Recently Released from Prison - Gefei Zhu, B.S., National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Emergency Department Use for Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions Among Recently Released Ex-prisoners - Joseph Frank, M.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital

Randomised Controlled Trial of a Personalised Service Brokerage Intervention for Ex-prisoners in Queensland, Australia - Stuart Kinner, Ph.D., Brendan Quinn, B.A. (Hons), Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute

Incidence and Pre-release Predictors of Post-release Non-fatal Overdose - Rebecca Winter, M.P.H., Rebecca Jenkinson, Ph.D., Louisa Degenhardt, Ph.D., Stuart Kinner, Ph.D., Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute 

Track 2: Medical / Mental Health Intersection Peer Sessions

Promoting Mental and Physical Health by Motivating Healthy Choices - Nelson Bennett, M.D., Sidney Moore, RN, MHM Correctional Services, Inc.

Double Jeopardy: Mental Illness and Poor Physical Function in Connecticut Prisoners - Lisa Barry, Ph.D., M.P.H., UConn Health Center/Psychiatry/Center on Aging; Robert Trestman, M.D., Ph.D., UConn Correctional Managed Health Care; Julian Ford, Ph.D., UConn Health Center/Psychiatry

A Descriptive Analysis of 2,000 Incidents of Self-injurious Behavior - Joel Andrade, Ph.D., Dana Neitlich, M.S.W., MHM Correctional Services, Inc.

Impact of Serious Mental Illness on the Incidence of Infectious Disease: A Case-control Study - Garrett Cox, M.P.H., Infection Control and Epidemiology

Track 3: Public Health / Global Health Peer Sessions

Outbreak of Cholera in Haitian Prisons - John May, M.D., Armor Correctional Health Services

Prevalence of Hypertension Among Smokers Under Community Corrections Supervision - Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Division of Preventive Medicine; Brendan Clark, Ph.D., Karen Cropsey, Psy.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

A Novel Approach to Identifying Modifiable Risk Factors for Unnatural Mortality in Ex-prisoners - Simon Forsyth, B.A., Population Health, University of Queensland; Stuart Kinner, Ph.D., Burnett Institute

WISE: Working Inside for Smoking Elimination - Jennifer Clarke, M.D., M.P.H., Brown University Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island; Stephen Martin, M.D., Ed.M., UMass Memorial Medical Center

Access to HIV and AIDS Care and Treatment in Indian Prisons - Sayantani Guin, Ph.D., Indira Gandhi National Open University

Track 4: Substance Abuse / Research Method Peer Sessions

Examining Opinions About HIV Services in Corrections Among Different Organizations - Holly Swan, M.A., Daniel O'Connell, Ph.D., Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, Univ of Delaware; Steven Belenko, Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University; Linda Frisman, Ph.D., UConn School of Social Work; Matthew Hiller, Ph.D., Temple University

Was It Something I Said? Understanding Member Attrition from Local Change Teams - Matthew Hiller, Ph.D., Temple University; Gary Zajac, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; Michael Prendergast, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles; Gerald Melnick, Ph.D., NDRI

Implementation Science and the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies - Daniel O'Connell, Ph.D., Christy A. Visher, Ph.D., Steven S. Martin, M.S., Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, Univ of Delaware

Implementing MAT in Correctional Settings: Different Players, Different Views - Sami Abdel-Salam, Ph.D., Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, Univ of Delaware; Peter Friedmann, M.D., M.P.H., Medical School of Brown University; Jennifer Panlow, Ph.D., Institute of Behavioral Research, TCU; Jamieson Duvall, Ph.D., University of Kentucky


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Track 1: Chronic Illness / Reentry Lectures

Acute Hepatitis C in Massachusetts state Prisons: Translating Epidemiologic and Clinical Observations into Research Findings - Arthur Kim, M.D., Harvard Medical School 

Improving Linkage to Care from Corrections to the Community: Scalable Metrics Using Client Level Data - Brian Montague, D.O. M.S. M.P.H., Traci Green, Ph.D., Brown University ; Jacques Baillargeon, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ; Huiqing Zhu, Dina DePalo, Rhode Island Hospital; David Paar, M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Josiah Rich, M.D. M.P.H., Brown University

Track 2: Mental Health Lectures

The Behavior Management Unit: An Alternative to Long-term Segregation - Joel Andrade, Ph.D., MHM Correctional Services, Inc.; Katherine O'Neill, LICSW, Massachusetts Department of Correction

Framework for Responding to Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision - Nicole Jarrett, Ph.D., Council of State Governments Justice Center; Anita Pollard CDR, RN, M.S., National Institute of Corrections

Track 3: Policy Lectures

Healthcare Reform, the Affordable Care Act, and Health Information Technology: How Change Will Impact Corrections - Madison Gates, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Benefits of Department of Corrections Partnerships with Health Sciences Universities: The New Jersey Experience - Arthur Brewer, M.D., Christopher Kosseff, M.A., Jeff Dickert, PhD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School

Track 4: Workforce Lectures

Sexual Boundary Violations in the Correctional Milieu: "A Real Eye Opener" - Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, RN, M.Sc., Ph.D.(c), College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan

Crisis Intervention and Risk Management Training for Correction Officers: Working with Mentally-ill Offenders - Albert Grudzinskas, Jr., J.D., Barry Feldman, Ph.D., Kristen Roy-Bujnowski, M.A., Richard Cody, J.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School


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Friday, March 23


Track 1: Mental Health Seminar

Managing Self-Harm; Standardizing the Definition and Tracking its Prevalence - James DeGroot, Ph.D., Georgia Department of Corrections; Meredith Larson, Psy.D., MHM Correctional Services; Marina Cadreche, Psy.D., Tennessee Department of Corrections; Carole Seegert, Ph.D., Georgia Department of Corrections

Track 2: Policy Lectures

Ingestion and Insertion of Foreign Bodies in Correctional Settings: An Evidence-Based Medical Clinical Practice Guideline - Judy Jones, M.S., FNP-BC, University of Massachusetts Medical School/Graduate School of Nursing

Evolution of Telemedicine: Expansion and Quality Improvement – LSH/UMCH Experience - Kenneth Freedman, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., Lemuel Shattuck Hospital; Thomas Groblewski, D.O., University of Massachusetts Medical School; Paul Romary, B.A., Patricia Herald, RN, B.S.N., CNN, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital; Helene Murphy, M.Ed., LSW, UMass Correctional Health

Track 3: Mental Health Seminar

Optimizing Mental Health Care: What's Known and Not Known About Efficient and Effective Care Delivery - Kenneth Appelbaum, M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School; Jeffrey Metzner, M.D., University of Colorado; Robert Trestman, M.D., Ph.D., University of Connecticut 

Track 4: Research Methods Seminar

Evidence Mapping and Capacity Building: Results from the RNR Project - Faye Taxman, Ph.D., George Mason University


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Plenary Presentation

Examining the Effectiveness of Nalozone-on-release to Reduce Opiate Overdose Deaths: An International Overview of Public Health Policy and/or Randomized Controlled Trial - Sheila Bird, Ph.D., M.A., Medical Research Council's Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, England



ADHD and the Male Juvenile Corrections - Robert Eme, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Argosy University

Confined to Ignorance: The Absence of Prisoners from U.S. National Health Data - Cyrus Ahalt, M.P.P., Brie Williams, M.D., University of California-San Francisco

Childhood Victimization and Subsequent Sexual Victimization, Mental Health, and Drug Problems for Incarcerated Women - Stephen Tripodi, Ph.D., Florida State University; Carrie Pettus-Davis, Ph.D., Washington University at St. Louis, Brown School

Linking HIV-positive Women Leaving Jail to Post-release HIV Medical and Social Services - Lawrence Ouellet, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; Chyvette Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H., School of Public Health; Marcia Erving, M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; Jeannette Webb, B.A., Cermak Health Services, Cook County Jail; Arlette Brooks, South Side Help Center; Dorothy Murphy, RN, M.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago

Mental Illness in Correctional Institutions: A Look at its Effects on Institutional Behavior - Esmeralda Zamora, A.A., Daryl Kroner, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University 

Validity of Self-reported Clinical Markers of HIV in Highly Socially Marginalized Populations - Timothy Buisker, M.P.H., University of California-San Francisco

Do County Jails Benefit from Having a Formulary? - Andre Rossi, Pharm.D., M.S.M., Department of Corrections

Hepatitis C Prevalence and Associated Risk Behaviors Among Incarcerated Young Adults in Rhode Island - Blair McNamara, Sc.B. Candidate, Phyllis Losikoff, M.D., M.P.H., Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital; Linda Huguenin, RN, Rhode Island Hospital; Bradley Brockmann, Esq., Brown University Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights; Stephen Gregory, Ph.D., Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital

Barriers/Facilitators to HIV Medical Care and Services Post-incarceration: Provider Perspectives - Turquoise Griffith, B.A., University of North Carolina; Michele Gould , M.P.H., Texas Christian University; Carol Golin, M.D., David Wohl, M.D., University of North Carolina; Kevin Knight, Ph.D., Patrick Flynn, Ph.D., Texas Christian University; Debra Henninger, Ph.D., Niasha Brown, M.A., Kemi Amola, M.A., Makisha Ruffin, B.A., Lynn Tillery, B.A., University of North Carolina

Impact of Green Environments on Stress and Quality of Life in County Offenders - Donna Zucker, RN, Ph.D., Patrick McGeough, B.A., M.L.A.(c), University of Massachusetts Amherst

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Correctional Officers in Haiti Toward Tuberculosis, 2011 - Milo Richard, M.D., Programme National de Tuberculose, Ministry of Public Health and Population, Haiti; Lauren Lambert, M.P.H., CDC/TB Elimination

Undergraduate Medical School Education and Correctional Healthcare: A Proposal for a Longitudinal Clinical Experience - Kimberly Sue, M.D.-Ph.D. Student, Simeon Kimmel, M.D.-Ph.D. Student, Harvard Medical School

Continuity of Care for HIV-infected Inmates: The San Francisco Navigator Project - Janet Myers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Mi-Suk Kang Dufour, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of California-San Francisco

Race and Degree of Immunosuppression Among HIV-positive Jail Entrants - Matthew Stein, cM.P.H., Anne Spaulding, M.D., M.P.H., Emory University

Hepatitis C Town Halls: A Novel Program Linking Detainees with Hepatitis C to Community Care - Lesley Miller, M.D., Anne Spaulding, M.D., M.P.H., Chava Bowden, B.S., Emory University

Efficiency Evaluation of Healthcare in Pennsylvania Prisons - Christopher Hollenbeak, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


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Track 1: Infectious Disease Peer Sessions

Who's Doing What: HIV Prevention, Testing, and Linkages in High-prevalent Jails - Barry Zack, M.P.H., The Bridging Group

HIV Epidemiology at the Los Angeles County Jail from 2001–2010 - Yi-an Chien, M.S., Garrett Cox, M.P.H., Mark Malek, M.D. M.P.H., Infection Control and Epidemiology

HIV Prevention for Women Partners of Incarcerated Men: An Overlooked Piece of the Discussion - Katie Kramer, M.P.H., M.S.W., The Bridging Group

Projected Costs of Direct-acting Antiretrovirals for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection, Genotype 1 - Amy Harzke, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Track 2: Juvenile Justice Peer Sessions

HPV Vaccination in Juvenile Justice Settings - Arash Anoshiravani, M.D., M.P.H., Santa Clara Valley Medical Center/Stanford University; Jason Glanz, Ph.D., Institute for Health Research Kaiser Permanente; Ingrid Binswanger, M.D., M.P.H., University of Colorado

Internet Access and Attitudes Toward Online Personal Health Information Among Detained Youth - Gregory Gaskin, B.S., Santa Clara County Juvenile Detention Facility; Arash Anoshiravani, M.D. M.P.H., Stanford University

Accuracy of Clinical Decision-making Algorithm for Vaccines in Juvenile Justice Facilities - Catherine Gallagher, Ph.D., Cochane Collaboration Policy College

Perceived Barriers to Adolescent Treatment: Preliminary Investigation of Urban and Rural Juvenile Justice Referral Agencies - Deric Kenne, Ph.D., Sonia Alemagno, Ph.D., Kent State University College of Public Health

Characteristics and Risk Factors of Homeless Juvenile Offenders - Sonia Alemagno, Ph.D., Deric Kenne, Ph.D., Peggy Shaffer-King, M.A., Peggy Stephens, Ph.D., Kent State University College of Public Health

Track 3: Women's Health Peer Sessions

Motivational Interviewing as an Intervention to Empower Women to Make Contraceptive Choices While Incarcerated - Jennifer Clarke, M.D., M.P.H., Brown University Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on HIV and Substance Abuse in Released Jail Detainees - Jaimie Meyer, M.D., Jeffrey Wickersham, Ph.D., Frederick Altice, M.D., Yale University AIDS Program 

Motivation for Medical Treatment Among Women in Drug Treatment Court: A Feasibility Study - Diane Morse, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, Psychiatry/Medicine; James Masciale, M.A., Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester; Meaghan Bernstein, B.A., Roger Williams University, Forensic Psychology; Geoffrey Williams, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester

Early Results of Opt-out HIV Testing for Women Detainees in Cook County Jail, Illinois - Chad Zawitz, M.D., Cermak Health Services - Cook County; Lawrence Ouellet, Ph.D., Dorothy Murphy, RN, M.S., Seijeoung Kim, Ph.D., M.P.H., Basmattee Boodram, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; Michael Puisis, D.O., Cermak Health Services - Cook County

Preliminary Evaluation of a Writing Intervention with Women Leaving Jail - Sydni L. Pankey, B.A., University of Kansas Medical Center

Track 4: Workforce Peer Sessions

The Correctional Environment and Psychiatry Residencies: A New Approach to Training and Funding - David Thomas, M.D., J.D., Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Model Academic HIV Fellowship Jail: Partnership Between LA Sheriff's Department and USC/Keck School of Medicine - Jenica Ryu, M.D., University of Southern California; Mark Malek, M.D., M.P.H., University of California-Los Angeles

Correctional and Academic Research: Focus on Mutual Benefit - Stephen Martin, M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School; Newton Kendig, M.D., Federal Bureau of Prisons, Health Services Division


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Track 1: Mental Health Seminar

Treating Offenders with Mental Illness: An Evidence-based Approach - Robert Morgan, Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Daryl Kroner, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Track 2: Juvenile Justice Lectures

Juvenile Obesity: Trends and Treatment - Michelle Staples-Horne, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Georgia Dept. of Juvenile Justice

Co-occurrence of Substance Use Disorders with Other Psychiatric Disorders in the Texas Juvenile Correctional System - Amy Harzke, Dr.P.H., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Track 3: Policy Lectures

Formalizing Negotiations and Critical Incident Debriefings in Corrections - Andrea Brockman, M.S., Booth Brandi, Ph.D., Vincent Van Hasselt, Ph.D., NSU Center for Psychological Studies

Managing OTC Health-related Items in Correctional Settings - Andre Rossi, Pharm.D, M.S.M., CCHP, Department of Corrections

Track 4: Chronic Illness and Substance Abuse Lectures

Chronic Disease Self-management Promotion Groups within the New Jersey Department of Corrections - Margaret Conrad, DNP, Maria Delgado, ASN, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/University of Connecticut Health Center

A New Framework for Hepatitis C Management in Corrections - Anne C. Spaulding, M.D., M.P.H., Emory University; Warren J. Ferguson, M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School


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