My research lies at the intersection of substance use, mental health, criminal justice and housing policy, with an emphasis on populations with lived experience of homelessness, substance use and/or involvement in the criminal justice system. Since 2006, I have been part of a collaborative academic and community-based research team evaluating the effects of Housing First, which entails the provision of immediate, permanent, low-barrier, nonabstinence-based housing to individuals with the lived experience of homelessness and alcohol problems.
I am committed to and passionate about social and racial justice and her career path reflects this commitment. My most recent work focuses on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of a comprehensive, multi-dimensional program that aims to improve alcohol, health, and quality of life related outcomes for this population. Ultimately, through my work, I hope to help create positive social change by promoting understanding and compassion across different demographic and socio-economic class systems.
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 29(3): 261-271
Fentress TSP, Wald S, Brah A, Leemon G, Reyes R, Alkhamees F, Kramer M, Taylor EM, Wildhood M, Frohe T, Duncan MH, Clifasefi SL, Collins SE
Lancet Psychiatry 8(4): 287-300
Collins SE, Duncan MH, Saxon AJ, Taylor EM, Mayberry N, Merrill JO, Hoffmann GE, Clifasefi SL, Ries RK
J Health Care Poor Underserved 32(1): 463-486
Mackelprang JL, Clifasefi SL, Grazioli RS, Collins SE
J Community Psychol 49(5): 1376-1392
Collins SE, Goldstein SC, King VL, Orfaly VE, Gu J, Clark A, Vess A, Lee G, Taylor EM, Fentress T, Braid AK, Clifasefi SL
J Community Psychol 48(3): 763-776
Clifasefi SL, Collins SE, LEAP Advisory Board.
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