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Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER core faculty and Assistant Professor of Social Medicine is leading the $5 million project, “COVID-19 Testing and Prevention in Correctional Settings” with researchers at Yale University and Brown University through a National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) RADx Award.

“The first aim of this project, which is part of the NIH Rapidly Accelerating Diagnostics Program, is to identify ethical concerns and potential solutions for COVID-19 testing and vaccine strategies in correctional facilities using a community-engaged strategy that includes people with history of incarceration, historians, legal experts, and public health scientists.

The second aim is to characterize incidence of COVID-19, disease progression, and related-outcomes and effectiveness of testing and contact tracing – among staff and people who are incarcerated – in correctional facilities.”

For the full press release, click here.