Comprehensive Overview

Prezi Presentation

Current Projects

Extended Visiting

Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women

Jail Observation Study

Sesame Street Dissemination Project

Minnesota Student Survey

Minnesota State Survey

Grant Support

Health Disparities in the Context of a Parenting & Pregnancy Support Program for Incarcerated Mothers, Principal Investigator – UMN Clinical & Translational Science Institute (completed)
Examine the physical and mental health among pregnant and parenting women incarcerated in state prison.

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health, Training Faculty – Maternal & Child Health Bureau
The goal of this project is to improve the health and well-being of adolescents by equipping the next generation of MCH leaders in both academic and public health sectors with the skills for identifying and responding to the emerging health needs of young people, at both individual and population levels.

Nutritional Status & Unmet Needs Among Incarcerated Women of Reproductive Age, Principal Investigator – UMN Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Pre-K
The goal of this project is to examine food access and adequacy, and depressive symptoms among incarcerated women of reproductive age.

Observations of Children’s Visits with Jailed Parents, Principal Investigator – Office of the Vice President for Research, Grant-in-Aid
The primary aim of this project is to determine the feasibility of conducting observations of parent-child visits and a developmental screening with children in one Minnesota jail.

Recent Publications

  1. Shlafer, R., Stang, J., Dallaire, D., Forestell, C. A., & Hellerstedt, W. (In press).Best practices for nutrition care of pregnant women in prison. Journal of Correctional Health Care. Accepted July 2016.
  2. Goshin, L. S., Arditti, J. A., Dallaire, D. H., Shlafer, R. J., & Hollihan, A. (In press). An international human rights perspective on maternal criminal justice involvement in the United States. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Accepted July 2016.
  3. Sieving, R. E., McRee, A. L., McMorris, B. J., Shlafer, R. J., Gower, A. L., Kapa, H. M., Beckman, K. J., Doty, J. L., Plowman, S. L., Resnick M. D. (In press). Youth-adult connectedness: A key protective factor for adolescent health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Accepted July 2016.
  4. Shlafer, R., Wanous, A., & Casey, E. (In press). Statewide dissemination of Sesame Street resources for families affected by incarceration. Health Promotion Practice. Accepted January 2016.
  5. Hindt, L. A., Davis, L., Schubert, E. C., Poehlmann-Tynan, J., & Shlafer, R. (2016). Comparing emotion recognition skills among children with and without jailed parents. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-10.
  6. Schubert, E., Duinick, M., Shlafer, R.(2016).Visiting mom: A pilot evaluation of a prison-based visiting program serving incarcerated mothers and their minor children. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation,55(4), 213-234.
  7. Shlafer, R., McRee, A-L, Gower, A., Bearinger, L. (2016).Better communication for better public health: Perspectives from an interdisciplinary training program. Health Promotion Practice, 17(2), 165-168.

See my Curriculum Vitae for a complete list of publications, presentations, and abstracts.