Olphen, Juliana van

Associate Professor

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(415) 405-2149
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M.P.H., Department of Population and Family Health, UC Los Angeles; Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health at Ann Arbor Specialization:  Community-based participatory research; health impacts of incarceration and incarceration policies; drug policy and harm reduction. Current Projects: Conducts research on the health impacts of incarceration, with a focus on the impact of incarceration and drug policies on the health of women leaving jail. She has conducted community-based participatory research since 1997, and recently worked on an evaluation of the effectiveness of the participatory approach in the translation of research on the link between breast cancer and the environment (forthcoming in Progress in Community Health Partnerships). Currently, she is working on a pilot study using a CBPR approach to explore the health impacts of incarceration-related stigma and discrimination among young women. She hopes to use findings from this study to develop an anti-stigma intervention and advocate for policy change.