The Center for Health and Justice Transformation (CHJT) is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to advance health equity in the criminal justice system.

Our Impact

Our Values

Collaboration

A more fair and representative criminal justice system that prioritizes public health and safety requires input and action from the community, decision-makers, non-profits and businesses, families, and any and all impacted by the justice system. When we work, we engage as any voices as possible for true transformation.

Racial Equity

Mass incarceration disproportionately targets racial minorities. We believe we can’t seek healthy outcomes and transform our criminal justice system without centering our work on the devastation our current system has and continues to levy on persons and communities of color.

Lived Experience

We serve on behalf of the millions incarcerated, including their families and loved ones and the community-at-large. As such, we stand behind and when necessary beside those most closely impacted by the justice system.

Integrity

We are mission-driven people. We will always ask the difficult questions and reveal truths wherever they may lead, in our pursuit of a healthy and equitable criminal justice system.

The Team

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CO-FOUNDER | DIRECTOR
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Attending Physician, the Miriam Hospital

CO-FOUNDER
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the University of California, Riverside

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

REENTRY VISTA

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

MEDICAL DISCHARGE PLANNER

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

REENTRY PROJECT DIRECTOR 

PRISON & HEALTH VISTA 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

Advisory Board

Affiliated Researchers

Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG
Professor of Medical Science
The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Curt Beckwith, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein , PhD
Assistant Professor of Social Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Jennifer Clarke, MD, MPH, FACP
Director, Medical Programs
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Paul Christopher, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Susan Cu-Uvin, MD
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine
Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice
Director, Global Health Initiative
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Timothy Flanigan, MD
Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice
Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH, FASAM, FACP
Chief Research Officer
Baystate Health
Associate Dean for Research
University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate

Traci Green, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology (Research)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Director & Senior Scientist, Injury Prevention Research Center
Boston University Medical Center

Jennifer Johnson, PhD
Professor and C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health
College of Human Medicine
Michigan State University

Michelle Lally, MD
Director of the HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials Unit, Brown University/Miriam Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Sarah Larney, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
University of New South Wales

David Lewis, MD
Professor Emeritus of Community Health
Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Michelle McKenzie, MPH
Program Director
The Miriam Hospital

Amanda Noska, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Amy Nunn, ScD
Assistant Professor of Public Health and Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Michael Poshkus, MD
Medical Director
Thundermist Health Center, West Warwick
Assistant Clinical Professor
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Lyn Stein, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Rhode Island
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Lynn E. Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Miriam Hospital

Lauren M. Weinstock, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Brown University

Nick Zaller, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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