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Current Research Projects

About The Third City Project

The Third City Project promotes the well-being of people and communities impacted by the criminal legal system by shining a light on health data behind the walls. Our team is composed of interdisciplinary public health scientists at the Duke University. We address data through a public health lens, center the experiences of people who are incarcerated, and produce data that is accessible, accurate, and actionable.

About The Shine Study

The overall goal of the project is to leverage findings and community feedback  to make recommendations for improving the HEART program and approaches to promoting community safety in Durham. 

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About The PIERS Study

The Providing Interventions for Enhancing Recovery in Community Supervision (PIERS) study is part of the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN). It is supported by the National Institutes of Health HEAL Initiative, and is a collaboration with research partners at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brown University, Temple University, and the University of Rhode Island.

About The SPECS Study

The SPECS study is a 5-year, longitudinal cohort study with sites at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of Miami, and The University of Kentucky. The overall aim of the project is to assess the acceptability, utilization, and barriers/facilitators  of preventative healthcare treatment for individuals with recent criminal justice experience.

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TCN PATHS is a Justice Community Opioid Innovations Network  (JCOIN) study in collaboration with Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Yale Univesrity, The University of Puerto Rico, The Hennepin Research Institute, University of Rochester, University of Connecticut, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the University of Miami, aims to improve health outcomes for justice involved persons with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

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