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.

Lead Investigators

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD

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

Co-Lead Investigator, Co-Founder

Kathryn M. Nowotny, PhD

University of Miami, Department of Sociology

Co-Lead Investigator, Co-Founder

Project Investigators, Project Coordinators and other team members

Zinzi Bailey, ScD, MPH

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Project Investigator

David H. Cloud, JD, MPH, PhD Candidate

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Project Investigator

Marisa Omori, PhD

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

Project Investigator

Chris Corsi, BA

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

Project Coordinator

Morgan Maner, MSc

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

Zoe Evans-Funk, Junior

eStem High School

Research Assistant

Alice Hamblett, MPH Student

Brown University, School of Public Health

Research Assistant

Shanice Aaliyah Hyler, BA

University of Miami

Research Assistant

Olivia Ildefonso, PhD Student

CUNY Graduate Center, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Project Investigator

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

Jennifer M. Knight, MPH, Medical Student

Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Research Assistant

Katherine LeMasters, PhD Student

University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Research Assistant

Mimi Yen Li, Medical Student

Harvard Medical School

Research Assistant

Fayeza S. Malik, Medical Student

Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Research Assistant

Erin McCauley, PhD Candidate

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

Research Assistant

Melanie McKenna, PhD Student

University of Miami, Department of Sociology

Research Assistant

Manasa Veluvolu, Medical and MPH Student

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine and College of Public Health

Research Assistant

Celeste Winston, PhD

Temple University, Department of Geography and Urban Studies

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

We are also proud to partner with the folks at Miami Med COVID Help!

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.