About Us

Thank you to our funders!

We are grateful to the Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation for their generous support of our project.

Meet our team!

A group of interdisciplinary, public health scientists identified the need to create a public-facing database that provides recent data on the state of COVID-19 within the United States correctional facilities.

*In alphabetical order.

Zinzi Bailey, ScD, MPH

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Project Investigator

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Social Medicine

Co-Lead Investigator, Co-Founder

Chris Corsi, BA

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Social Medicine

Project Coordinator

Alessandra Early, PhD Student

University of Missouri-St. Louis, Criminology & Criminal Justice

Research Assistant

Alice Hamblett, MPH Student

Brown University, School of Public Health

Research Assistant

Shanice Aaliyah Hyler, BA

University of Miami

Research Assistant

Monik Jimenez, ScD, MPH

Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Project Investigator

Oshea Johnson, PhD Student

University of Miami Department of Sociology

Research Assistant

Katherine LeMasters, PhD Student

University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Research Assistant

Erin McCauley, PhD Student

Cornell University, Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology

Research Assistant

Kathryn M. Nowotny, PhD

University of Miami, Department of Sociology

Co-Lead Investigator, Co-Founder

Marisa Omori, PhD

University of Missouri St Louis, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Project Investigator

Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS

Tufts University, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Project Investigator, Co-Founder

Melissa Zielinski, PhD

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Psychiatric Research Institute

Project Investigator

Special thank you to Sofia Mohammad and Sarah Morgan for conceptualizing our logo. Sofia designed the image for our logo based on the concept of “viral injustice”, and Sarah put it all together for us. Sofia is an undergraduate student majoring in biochemistry and nutrition at the University of Miami. Sarah is the lab manager at the Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill.