Brianna is passionate about improving mental health for individuals involved with the justice system, especially racial minorities. She is particularly interested in examining the etiology of externalizing problems with a focus on psychopathy, violence, and aggression. She believes that understanding the root causes of these serious behavioral issues will alleviate a significant portion of the health crisis experienced by justice-involved persons. Additionally, the overrepresentation of racial minorities in correctional settings exacerbates these problems, thus, Brianna’s research will focus on addressing the unique needs of racial minorities—in particular, black/African-American individuals—to reduce racial health disparities. Ultimately, she hopes that her research will reduce recidivism, inform policy, and improve the quality of life for justice-involved individuals.
MORE ABOUT BRIANNA
As a clinical psychology doctoral student and former case worker, Brianna will combine her past experiences with justice-involved persons and passion for research to investigate the etiology of externalizing problems. She hopes her research will reduce health disparities and contribute to literature that informs justice policy.