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Women's Health Issues > Theme Issue - Health of Incarcerated Women

The July/August 2007 issue of Women's Health Issues is a theme issue on the topic of

The Health of Incarcerated Women

The issue features 10 peer-reviewed articles by many authors and commentaries by the Co-Guest Editors, Harold Pollack, PhD and Stephanie Covington, PhD, LCSW.  Dr. Pollack is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Dr. Covington is co-director of both the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice in La Jolla, CA.

The theme issue and the related July 31, 2007 stakeholder briefing meeting were made possible thanks to financial and programmatic support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Lisa King, Project Officer.

Articles in red were presented by the authors at the stakeholder meeting.

  • Methamphetamine Use by Incarcerated Women: Comorbid Mood and Anxiety Problems, by Peter W. Vik, PhD
  • The Association Between History of Violence and HIV Risk: A Cross-Sectional Study of HIV-negative Incarcerated Women in Connecticut, by Anita Ravi, MPH; Kim M. Blankenship, PhD; and Frederick L. Altice, MD
  • A Captive Audience: Bringing the WISEWOMAN Program to South Dakota Prisoners, by Olga A. Khavjou, MA; Jacy Clark, MPH, Roberta M. Hofeldt, RN; Patty Lihs, BS; Ryan K. Loo, PhD; Malavika Prabhu, BS; Norma Schmidt, MA; Chrisandra K. Stockmyer, MPH, RD; and Julie C. Will, PhD, MPH
  • Short-term Psychological Adjustment of Female Prison Inmates on a Minimum Security Unit, by Kayleen A. Islam-Zwart, PhD; Peter W. Vik, PhD; and Karen S. Rawlins, BA.
  • A National Overview of Reproductive Health Care Services for Girls in Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities, by Catherine A. Gallagher, PhD; Adam Dobrin, PhD; and Anne Douds, JD
  • Health, Mental Health, Substance Use, and Service Utilization Among Rural and Urban Incarcerated Women, by Michele Staton-Tindall, PhD, MSW; Jamieson L. Duvall, MA; Carl Luekefeld, DSW; and Carrie B. Oser, PhD
  • Psychiatric Distress in Incarcerated Women with Recent Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse, by Mary M. Velasquez, PhD; Kirk von Sternberg, PhD; Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH; Joseph P. Carbonari, EdD; and Lisa Y. Kan, BS
  • The Influence of Stress on the Menstrual Cycle Among Newly Incarcerated Women, by Jenifer E. Allsworth, PhD; Jennifer Clarke, MD, MPH; Jeffrey E. Peipert, MD, MPH; Megan R. Hebert, MA; Amy Cooper, CRNP; and Lori A. Boardman, MD, ScM
  • Treatment Needs and Completion of Community-Based Aftercare Among Substance-Abusing Women Offenders, by Christine E. Grella, PhD and Lisa Greenwell, PhD
  • Health Promotion with Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, by Patricia J. Kelly, PhD, MPH, RN, FNP; Steven V. Owen, PhD; Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, MPA; and Elisabeth Martinez, MS

To view more information about the July 31, 2007 Stakeholder Briefing Meeting, please click here.


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