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Erin Kerrison's work extends from a legal epidemiological framework, wherein law and legal institutions condition structural determinants of health. Specifically through varies agency partnerships, her mixed-method research agenda investigates the impact that compounded structural disadvantage, concentrated poverty, and state supervision has on service delivery, substance misuse, violence and other health outcomes for individuals and communities marked by criminal legal system intervention.

Dr. Kerrison's research has been supported by a number of funding sources including Arnold Ventures, the National Institute of Justice, and the National Science Foundation. Her recent empirical research has been published in Health Services Research, Law and Human Behavior, PNAS, Punishment & Society, and Social Science & Medicine. She has a delivered state and federal congressional briefings on this work and regularly consults with local, statewide, and nationwide organization and agencies, on issues related to Black Liberation and ending state violence.


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