Golembeski's research focuses on criminal justice reform & health equity. Overarching themes in Golembeski's writings include criminal justice & health policy & management; equity; ethics; philanthropy & non-profit research; law & society; gun safety; labor rights; & state preemption of progressive localism. Golembeski serves as: Journal of Correctional Health Care Editorial Board Member; World Medical and Health Policy Book Review Editor; New Jersey Public Health Association Vice President; New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) faculty & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Researcher.
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In Life and Death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer for New York City’s jails, performs a social autopsy of the “inaccessible island colony of nine jails on Rikers Island” and reveals the “deadly and long-lasting health risks of jail.” This deft analysis of the health risks of incarceration, with attention toward politics, policy, and power, necessitates a moral imperative to address the problems of healthcare within the con- text of mass incarceration.
Examines two regions hit by disaster, and postulates that the unevenness of
the Main Street nodes undermines collective efficacy and impedes recovery. This work has
implications for planning for climate change and other future stressors.