Amy B. Smoyer, PhD

Incarcerated Lives, Health & Social Work

Structures, Health and Risk among Re-Entrants, Probationers & ParTNERs

SHARRPP is a federally funded study (NIH/NIDA 1R01DA025021-01, PI: Kim M. Blankenship, PhD) that analyzes connections between the movement between the criminal justice system and the community and race disparities in HIV-related sexual risk.  The study examines how drug policies contribute to this movement, and how the characteristics of the communities to which individuals return mediate HIV risk. This study builds on the research methodology and findings produced in a related project that was conducted between 2005 and 2007.  

For more information about this research project, including specific hypotheses and findings, please visit the study website.

Related Publications

  • Smoyer, A.B., Kershaw, T.S., Blankenship, K.M. (2016). Confining legitimacy: The impact of prison experiences on perceptions of criminal justice legitimacy. Journal of Forensic Social Work. 5(1/3), 258-270. doi: 10.1080/1936928X.2015.1092905

  • Smoyer, A.B., Rosenberg, A. & Blankenship, K.M. (2014). Setting the stage: Creating safe and productive data collection sites for social science research. Social Work Research, 38 (3), 178-183. doi: 10.1093/swr/svu019.

  • Blankenship, K. M. & Smoyer, A. B. (2013). Between spaces: Understanding movement to and from prison as a HIV risk factor. In B. Sanders, Y. F. Thomas & B. G. Deeds (Eds.), Crime, HIV & Health: Intersections of Criminal Justice and Public Health Concerns (pp. 207-221). New York: Springer.

  • Smoyer, A.B., Blankenship, K.M., & MacIntosh, T. (2009). Parenting on probation and parole. In R. Coles & C. Green (Eds.), The Myth of the Missing Black Father (pp. 299-326). New York: Columbia University Press

  • Smoyer, A.B., Blankenship, K.M., & Belt, B. (2009). Compensation for incarcerated research subjects: Diverse policies suggest research agenda. American Journal of Public Health, 99 (10), 1746-1752. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0110

  • Blankenship, KM & Smoyer A.B. (2007) Prison, Re-Entry, and HIV Prevention. Focus: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling, 22: 5-6.

  • Blankenship, K.M., Smoyer, A.B., Bray, S.J., Mattocks, K. (2005). Black-White disparities in HIV/AIDS: The role of drug policy and the corrections system. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 16, 140–156. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.148726