Current Scholar

Cynthia Golembeski

PhD student, Public and Urban Policy
Cynthia Golembeski
Academic Institution: The New School Location: New York, New York Cohort Start Year: 2018
Research Topics: Healthcare Access, Healthcare Quality, Public Policy, Public, Population, and Community Health, Racial Justice, Social Sector/Non-Profit, Violence and Trauma
Populations Served: At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Incarcerated or Formally Incarcerated Populations, Low-Income Communities, People with Disabilities, Victims of Crime

FOCUS
Cynthia uses mixed methods to research how policy, law, public management, and citizen‐state relations operate at the intersection of criminal legal and health systems. She also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Correctional Health Care, World Medical and Health Policy, Harvard Public Health Review, and Public Integrity. Cynthia is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network, which is committed to using research to improve policy and strengthen democracy. Research interests include: criminal justice and health policy and management; equity; ethics; nonprofit management and philanthropy; state and local politics; and citizen-state relations.

MORE ABOUT CYNTHIA
Cynthia collaborates on health equity and criminal justice reform initiatives to achieve advocacy, policy, research, and service objectives. She is a former USAID Research and Innovation fellow and a Fulbright grantee to South Africa. She teaches with the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) and serves as Vice President of the New Jersey Public Health Association. She received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.

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