REHJ

RE-ENVISIONING HEALTH & JUSTICE

exploring the intersection of incarceration and health inequality

The UNC Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab was formed in 2016 with the purpose of better understanding the full impact of mass incarceration on the health and well-being of the individual and the community.

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NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. In  their analyses  Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein (PhD), Meghan Peterson (MPH), Rosemarie Martin (PhD), Philip Chan (MD), and Justin Berk (MD) found that SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections were identified only rarely after vaccination in a carceral setting in Rhode Island. Vaccination of staff members and incarcerated persons, along with a policy of expanded decarceration, appeared to be effective in preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH:

BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS AMONG INCARCERATED PERSONS POST-VACCINATION