Full time postdoctoral research position available with the Behavioral Health Core of the Wilson Center for Science & Justice at Duke. See https://wcsj.law.duke.edu/
The Behavioral Health Core carries out the Center’s research activities concerning outcomes for people with mental health or substance use disorders who become involved with the criminal justice system. The population of interest to the Core investigators includes people with behavioral health needs at all stages of the criminal justice system, from arrest to sentencing to community reentry following incarceration. Our studies focus on affected individuals within their social environment over the life course, as well as on the public systems they encounter. Research projects take a public health perspective and are focused on evaluating programs, treatment services, policies, and legal tools to determine which are most effective for which individuals. Our goal is to work collaboratively across relevant disciplines, partner with system leaders, and engage with community stakeholders to build evidence for effective interventions at each stage of the Sequential Intercept Model. The Behavioral Health Core is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of distinguished researchers in behavioral health services, systems, and policy studies. Team members hold faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine and Sanford School of Public Policy and include: Allison Gilbert, PhD, MPH (public health and policy scholar); Michele Easter, PhD (sociologist); Jeffrey Swanson, PhD (sociologist); and Marvin Swartz, MD (psychiatrist). For questions or interest contact Marvin Swartz MD at email@example.com.