The Interest Group in HIV and the Criminal Justice System is part of a larger group interested in the intersection of criminal justice and public health. The interest group works to:
- Identify ways in which the criminal justice system in the U.S. fosters the spread of HIV infection within and outside of correctional facilities
- Identify the greatest opportunities to leverage the criminal justice system in preventing HIV transmission (i.e., through detection and treatment of HIV and/or delivery of behavioral interventions during and after release)
- Determine how incarceration affects the stability of relationships, partner risk behavior and vulnerability to HIV infection
- Identify methods to ensure that the benefits of HIV care accrued during incarceration can be maintained after return to the community
- Understand how to optimize the management of HIV during incarceration
- Foster collaboration and innovation among researchers to conduct studies related to the intersections of criminal justice populations and public health
David Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. David Rosen is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the UNC School of Medicine. He has been involved in criminal justice health research for over 20 years. His research includes broad assessments of disease prevalence and use of healthcare and mortality among people in the criminal legal system. Dr. Rosen has also conducted several studies examining the use of health services among people living with HIV during incarceration and after release. Dr. Rosen currently leads several federally- and state-funded projects to improve the health of people with criminal legal involvement.
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