Emily F Dauria

  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Contributions to Public Health

Broadly, the goal of my work is to end health inequities experienced among individuals surveilled or impacted by the criminal legal system (e.g., the system of policing, prosecution, courts, detention, and community supervision [probation or parole]). I direct the Just Health Collaborative which supports the achievement of this goal through our portfolio of federally funded research. At the Just Health Collaborative we use multiple research methods and community-engaged strategies to:

  • Explore the social and structural drivers of inequities in substance use, sexual and reproductive health, and violence victimization experienced by individuals impacted by the criminal legal system;
  • Examine the pathways through which contact with the criminal legal system exacerbates existing health inequities;
  • Design, implement, and evaluate programs addressing health inequities experienced among individuals impacted by the criminal legal system;
  • Improve representation of individuals with lived experience in the criminal legal system in health services research.

Recent examples of this work:

  • Dauria, E.F., Lapinski, J., Hawk, M., Egan, J.E., Venkat, D., Robertson, T. (2024). RIvER Clinic: Rethinking Incarceration and Empowering Recovery-An Innovative Postincarceration Care Delivery Model Implemented During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2024 May-Jun 01;30(3):420-423.
  • Creasy, S.L., Sweet, S., Myers, J.J., Shumway, M., Tolou-Shams, M., McCaffrey, N., Dauria, E.F.. (2024). eHealth-Enhanced Peer Navigation for Substance Use Treatment and HIV Prevention Service Linkage for Young Adults Surveilled by the Criminal Legal System: Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Trial Study. JMIR Res Protoc;13:e54815. doi: 10.2196/54815
  • Dauria, E.F., Rodriguez, C., Bass, S.B., Tolou-Shams, M., Christopoulos, K.. (2023). Implementation strategies to link women involved in the carceral system to PrEP for HIV-prevention. International Journal of Prisoner Health.  Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1108/IJPH-06-2022-0037. PMID: 37113046.
  • Dauria, E.F., Kulkarni, P., Clemenzi-Allen, A., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Beckwith, C.G. (2022). Interventions designed to improve HIV continuum of care outcomes for persons with HIV in contact with the carceral system in the United States. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 19(4):281-291.

2018| Lifespan/Brown University, Providence, RI| Criminal Justice Research Training Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities (R25DA037190)

2016 | University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA | Postdoctoral Fellowship in HIV and Other Infectious Consequences of Substance Use (T32DA013911)

2015 | Brown University, Providence, RI | Postdoctoral Fellowship in Adolescent/Young Adult Biobehavioral HIV (T32MH078788)

2014 | Emory University, Atlanta, GA | PhD, Behavioral Science and Health Education

2009 | Emory University, Atlanta, GA | MPH, Behavioral Science and Health Education

2007 | University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada | BA, Sociology, English


BCHS 2509 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
BCHS 2511 Exploring Antiracism Work in Public Health Curriculum (Independent Study)