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.
February 3, 2022: Othering Black Men and Boys (LA Progressive)
September 7, 2021: Philly Doesn't Need to Reinvent the Wheel to Reduce Homicides (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
April 8, 2021: An Interview with Dr. Erin M. Kerrison: 'Justice Work Looks a Lot Like Love' (Activism Always)
August 29, 2020: We're witnessing a battle over America: Equality versus white supremacy (San Francisco Chronicle)
July 17, 2020: Berkeley approves goals to cut police budget by 50%, reduce cops' role in traffic enforcement (San Francisco Chronicle)
July 10, 2020: Berkeley Talks transcript: Can you imagine a future without police (Berkeley News)
June 10, 2020: Black entrepreneurs toured an upscale California neighborhood. False claims spread online (The Sacramento Bee)
June 18, 2020: Nine ideas for making our city’s public space more race equitable (Los Angeles Times)
June 11, 2020: Young black entrepreneurs touring upscale Sacramento suburbs are accused of being protestors (Daily Mail)
June 4, 2020: Why Vallejo is now the center of unrest in Bay Area over police treatment of blacks (San Francisco Chronicle)
April 23, 2020: Among the reasons COVID-19 is worse for black communities: Police violence (Berkeley News)
December 26, 2020: Awakening to a Mass-Supervision Crisis (The Atlantic)
October 16, 2019: The One Story: Balancing Loyalty Between Black And Blue (News One)
January 4, 2018: How Post-Prison Reentry Programs Fail Queer Women (The Marshall Project)