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Aging, Stressors and Inmate Health

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Lorry talks with Dr. Tina Maschi, assistant professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in New York City about her work on behalf of prisoners. She is a 2010 recipient of the competitive Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program Award, which is funded by the Hartford Foundation and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She is the principal investigator for the research project, "Trauma, coping resources, and well-being among older adults in prison." She conducts research in the area of older adults involved in the criminal justice system, particularly related to life course trauma and stress among older adults involved in the criminal justice system. Additionally, she also has received intramural research grants and fellowships for her research and conducting a research study on older adults and prison reentry. Dr. Maschi also has over 15 years of clinical social work and research experience in juvenile and criminal justice settings and community mental health settings. Dr. Maschi is the lead editor of the book, Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Aspects in Diverse Practice Settings and the lead author of the soon to be released book, Social Worker As Researcher: Integrating Social Work Research into Practice that infuses aging content throughout the course. She is the founder and director of the Be the Evidence Project which has the purpose of advancing human rights and social justice through public awareness projects, such as the aging prisoner crisis. References from the episode found at https://sites.google.com/site/betheevidenceproject/research-projects-and-publications