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Research interests

Topics of research interest include child development, health equity, parental incarceration, mass incarceration's impact on children and families, community-engaged research, and translation of research to practice and policy. 

Research interests

  • incarceration
  • health disparities
  • women's health
  • resilience
  • adverse childhood experiences
  • child development
  • pregnancy
  • parenting

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Research Output

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Youth Cigarette Use in 2013 and 2016: Emerging Disparities in the Context of Declining Smoking Rates

Parks, M. J., Davis, L., Kingsbury, J. H. & Shlafer, R. J., Jan 27 2020, In : Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 22, 1, p. 124-129 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations
  • Corrections officers' knowledge and perspectives of maternal and child health policies and programs for pregnant women in prison

    Pendleton, V., Saunders, J. B. & Shlafer, R., Jan 4 2020, In : Health and Justice. 8, 1, 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Externalizing Behavior Among Youth With a Current or Formerly Incarcerated Parent

    Ruhland, E. L., Davis, L., Atella, J. & Shlafer, R. J., Jan 1 2020, In : International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 64, 1, p. 3-21 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Fathers in Jail and their Minor Children: Paternal Characteristics and Associations with Father-Child Contact

    Shlafer, R. J., Davis, L., Hindt, L., Weymouth, L., Cuthrell, H., Burnson, C. & Poehlmann-Tynan, J., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of Child and Family Studies. 29, 3, p. 791-801 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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