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2021 Publications

Maner, M., LeMasters, K., Lao, J., Cowell, M., Nowotny, K., Cloud, D., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). COVID-19 in corrections: Quarantine of incarcerated people. PloS one, 16(10), e0257842.


Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., LeMasters, K., Nguyen, P., Nowotny, K., Cloud, D., & Volfovsky, A. (2021). The association between intersystem prison transfers and COVID-19 incidence in a state prison system. PloS one, 16(8), e0256185.


LeMasters, K., Oser, C., Cowell, M., Mollan, K., Nowotny, K., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). Longitudinal pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) acceptability, initiation and adherence among criminal justice-involved adults in the USA: the Southern PrEP Cohort Study (SPECS) protocol. BMJ open, 11(7), e047340.


Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Peterson, M., Martin, R., Chan, P., & Berk, J. (2021). Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections in prison after vaccination. The New England Journal of Medicine, NEJMc2108479.


Berk, J., Rich, J. D., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). What are the greatest health challenges facing people who are incarcerated? We need to ask them. The Lancet, S2468-2667(21)00074-8.


Nowotny, K. M., Seide, K., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). Risk of COVID-19 infection among prison staff in the United States. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1036.


Ramsey, S. E., Ames, E. G., Uber, J., Habib, S., Hunt, L., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Teitelman, A. M., Clarke, J., Kaplan, C., Phillips, N. J., & Murphy, M. (2021). Linking women experiencing incarceration to community-based HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis care: A Qualitative Study. AIDS Education and Prevention, 33(3), 216–233.

Kaplowitz, E., Truong, A. Q., Macmadu, A., Peterson, M., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Potter, N., Green, T. C., Clarke, J. G., & Rich, J. D. (2021). Fentanyl-related overdose during incarceration: a comprehensive review. Health & Justice, 9(1), 13.


Berk, J., Rich, J. D., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). Why we vaccinate incarcerated people first. EClinicalMedicine, 35, 100864.


Macmadu, A., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). Essential strategies to curb COVID-19 transmission in prisons and jails. American Journal of Public Health, 111(5), 776–777.


Martin, R. A., Stein, L., Rohsenow, D. J., Belenko, S., Hurley, L. E., Clarke, J. G., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). Using implementation interventions and peer recovery support to improve opioid treatment outcomes in community supervision: Protocol. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 108364.


Berk, J., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Murphy, M., Chan, P., & Rich, J. (2021). MAb for symptomatic COVID-19 in correctional facilities: an important opportunity. Lancet, 397(10277), 877-878. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00354-8.

Nowotny, K. M., Bailey, Z., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). The contribution of prisons and jails to US racial disparities during COVID-19. American Journal of Public Health, 111(2), 197–199. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2020.306040

Howell, B. A., Puglisi, L., Clark, K., Albizu-Garcia, C., Ashkin, E., Booth, T., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Fiellin, D. A., Fox, A. D., Maurer, K. F., Lin, H. J., McCollister, K., Murphy, S., Morse, D. S., Shavit, S., Wang, K., Winkelman, T., & Wang, E. A. (2021). The Transitions Clinic Network: Post incarceration addiction treatment, Healthcare, and social support (TCN-PATHS): A hybrid type-1 effectiveness trial of enhanced primary care to improve opioid use disorder treatment outcomes following release from jail. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 108315. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108315

Casanova, F. O., Hamblett, A., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., & Nowotny, K. M. (2021). Epidemiology of coronavirus disease 2019 in US immigration and customs enforcement detention facilities. JAMA Network Open, 4(1), e2034409. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.34409

Vest, N., Johnson, O., Nowotny, K., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). Prison population reductions and COVID-19: A latent profile analysis synthesizing recent evidence from the Texas State Prison System. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 98(1), 53–58. doi:10.1007/s11524-020-00504-z

Macmadu, A., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Gonsher, I., Clarke, J.G., & Brockmann, B.W. (2021). Engaged scholarship at the Brown University School of Public Health: Designing education for better prisoner health and human rights. International Journal of Prisoner Health. doi:10.1108/IJPH-04-2020-0025


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