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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. 


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

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Projects 1991 2022

Research Output 2008 2017

1 Citations

An international human rights perspective on maternal criminal justice involvement in the United States

Goshin, L. S., Arditti, J. A., Dallaire, D. H., Shlafer, R. J. & Hollihan, A. Feb 1 2017 In : Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 23, 1, p. 53-67 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Criminal Law
human rights
Pregnant Women

Best Practices for Nutrition Care of Pregnant Women in Prison

Shlafer, R. J., Stang, J., Dallaire, D., Forestell, C. A. & Hellerstedt, W. Jul 1 2017 In : Journal of Correctional Health Care. 23, 3, p. 297-304 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Practice Guidelines
Pregnant Women
Pregnancy Tests

Mental health of adolescents with currently and formerly incarcerated parents

Davis, L. & Shlafer, R. J. Jan 1 2017 In : Journal of Adolescence. 54, p. 120-134 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Mental Health
Parent-Child Relations
Health Status

Statewide Dissemination of Sesame Street Resources for Families Affected by Incarceration

Shlafer, R. J., Wanous, A. A. & Schubert, E. C. Mar 1 2017 In : Health Promotion Practice. 18, 2, p. 298-305 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Child Health

Substance Use among Youth with Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Parents

Davis, L. & Shlafer, R. J. Jan 2 2017 In : Smith College Studies in Social Work. 87, 1, p. 43-58 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

substance abuse
drug abuse