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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 2019

Adaptive Recruitment and Parenting Interventions for Immigrant Latino Families with Adolescents

Garcia-Huidobro, D., Diaspro-Higuera, M. O., Palma, D., Palma, R., Ortega, L., Shlafer, R. J., Wieling, E., Piehler, T. F., August, G., Svetaz, M. V., Borowsky, I. W. & Allen, M. L., Jan 15 2019, In : Prevention Science. 20, 1, p. 56-67 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Weight Status among Adolescents

Davis, L., Barnes, A. J., Gross, A. C., Ryder, J. R. & Shlafer, R. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 204, p. 71-76.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weights and Measures
Morbid Obesity
1 Citations

Household Incarceration and Salient Emerging Adult Role Transitions: Findings From an Urban Sample of Hispanic Youth

Forster, M., Davis, L., Shlafer, R. J. & Unger, J. B., Feb 1 2019, In : Emerging Adulthood. 7, 1, p. 3-11 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Criminal Law
job loss
family formation

Adolescent Connectedness with Parents Promotes Resilience among Homeless Youth

Kessler, K., Chatterjee, D., Shlafer, R. & Barnes, A., 2018, In : Children. 5, 7, p. 96

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evaluation of the Nutritional Quality of Commissary Foods Offered in American Women’s Prisons

Rosenboom, L. M., Shlafer, R. J., Stang, J. S. & Harnack, L. J., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of Correctional Health Care. 24, 3, p. 264-275 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutritive Value