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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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Projects 1991 2024

Research Output 2008 2020

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

Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Open Access
Hispanic Americans
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

Health Insurance Gains After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Among Individuals Recently on Probation: USA, 2008–2016

Knapp, C. D., Howell, B. A., Wang, E. A., Shlafer, R. J., Hardeman, R. R. & Winkelman, T. N. A., Jul 15 2019, In : Journal of general internal medicine. 34, 7, p. 1086-1088 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Health Insurance
3 Citations (Scopus)

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