Alana is a doctoral student in the Criminal Justice Program at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice/City University of New York Graduate Center. She received a BS in Psychology from York College of Pennsylvania in 2003 and a MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2005. Before entering the doctoral program, Alana spent four years working
as a Psychometrician and Research Program Coordinator on a variety of substance abuse studies for Johns Hopkins University. She has also worked with victims of human trafficking in Turin, Italy, and has done policy research pertaining to human trafficking at the Protection Project in Washington, D.C. Alana is currently working on the Prison Nursery Study at Columbia University. This ten year longitudinal study is examining the psychosocial outcomes, history of involvement with the criminal justice system, and recidivism of women who lived in New York State prison nurseries with their infants. While at John Jay College, Alana intends to continue her work
concerning human trafficking and public health issues in criminal justice populations. She completed CRJ848 Public Health Challenges in Criminal Justice: An Epidemiological Approach in Fall 2011.
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