Evan Ashkin, MD, and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, will serve as local co-hosts for the 13th annual Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) conference to be held in Raleigh April 2 and April 3, 2020.


Evan Ashkin, MD, and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, will serve as local co-hosts for the 13th annual Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) conference to be held in Raleigh April 2 and April 3, 2020.

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Evan Ashkin, MD
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Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD

Chapel Hill, NC – Evan Ashkin, MD, and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, will serve as local co-hosts for the 13th annual Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) conference to be held in Raleigh April 2 and April 3, 2020.

The national conference aims to provide a forum for sharing and planning research, scholarship, and health policy in the field of correctional health. Topics to be addressed include strategies to stem rising numbers of juvenile offenders, preventing substance abuse relapse, and helping detainees adhere to chronic illness care.

The event will provide attendees the opportunity to share and learn from emerging research in the field of correctional health and collaborate with fellow participants on research and policy initiatives across their respective institutions.

“The meeting is a great opportunity for researchers and practitioners working in criminal justice and health to network,” said Brinkley-Rubinstein. “It also allows NC to showcase all the import work we are doing in this area.”

Dr. Brinkley-Rubinstein is an Assistant Professor of Social Medicine as well as a core faculty member in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She is the PI of an R01 cohort study relevant to pre-exposure prophylaxis among people on probation and parole, and the MPI of a NIDA Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network Clinical Research Center grant that will implement and evaluate opioid overdose prevention programs in community supervision settings.

Dr. Ashkin is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and currently serves as the director of the North Carolina Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program. FIT seeks to assist people recently released from incarceration with the transition back into their communities, connecting them with essential healthcare and social services. FIT supports clients with chronic disease, mental illness and/or substance use disorder.

Learn more about the ACCJH conference on their website, and view the full schedule featuring many UNC faculty presenters here.