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Thursday, February 14, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th St.     Room: 8th Floor Auditorium

Event Title:

Dean's Seminar Series on Mass Incarceration - Ernest Drucker, PhD
Mass Incarceration: A Public Health Catastrophe

Event Type:

Seminar Series Website


Department of Sociomedical Sciences


Office of the Dean


Ernest Drucker, PhD
Adjuct Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health

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Open to the Columbia Community


Yes, Contact Maria Enriquez, 212-305-1077 


The Dean's Seminar Series on Mass Incarceration:
A Public Health Lens on its Prevention and Consequences
Mass Incarceration: A Public Health Catastrophe

Mass incarceration has increasingly been recognized as a determinant of population health. The many individual and public health implications of incarceration are evident not only in the physical and mental strains it places on individuals but also in the transmission of adverse consequences to others in their families and communities. This series of Dean?s Seminars reflects the spectrum of individual and public health challenges created by mass incarceration in the United States. This series brings to the Mailman campus a diverse collection of scholars, clinicians, criminal justice officials, and policy advocates - each of whom provides a unique perspective on incarceration as a significant social and public heath phenomenon, including its history, conceptual foundations, relationship to crime, and important consequences for public health.