Current Scholar

Brie McLemore

PhD Student, Jurisprudence and Social Policy
Brie McLemore
Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley Location: Berkeley, California Cohort Start Year: 2018
Research Topics: Addiction and Substance Use, Behavioral and Mental Health, Public Policy, Public, Population, and Community Health, Violence and Trauma
Populations Served: Adolescents (12-20 years), African-American/Black, Children and Families, Incarcerated or Formally Incarcerated Populations, Low-Income Communities, People with Addictions, Urban Communities, Victims of Crime

FOCUS
In recent years, there has been an increased dialogue concerning the impact of policing on communities of color. However, the implications of how policing impacts health outcomes has been largely omitted. Brie’s research explores how brutality and harassment at the hands of police can operate as a determinant of health for low-income people of color, as well as the pervasive impacts the incarceration of individuals can have on their families and communities. Her work explores the health implications for the children and partners of those who are incarcerated, how the impact of experiencing and witnessing police brutality and harassment affect health outcomes, and how communities understand and define the various forms of “harm” that can result due to violent policing and whether their perceptions align with how practitioners conceptualize health.

MORE ABOUT BRIE
Brie’s training in the social sciences and experiences as a policy analyst and community activist has instilled an awareness of the factors dictating health that centers communities of color, which have an unparalleled understanding of what a healthy life entails for them.

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