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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

Adolescent Health

Research Output 2008 2018

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

Forster, M., Davis, L., Shlafer, R. & Unger, J. B. Jan 1 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Emerging Adulthood.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Criminal Law
job loss
family formation
2 Citations

Intention and Initiation of Breastfeeding Among Women Who Are Incarcerated

Shlafer, R. J., Davis, L., Hindt, L. A., Goshin, L. S. & Gerrity, E. Feb 1 2018 In : Nursing for Women's Health. 22, 1, p. 64-78 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
Postpartum Period
4 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: Contribution to journalArticle

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: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Guidelines
Pregnant Women
Pregnancy Tests
1 Citations

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: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
Parent-Child Relations
Health Status