Catherine Gallagher

Catherine Gallagher

Catherine Gallagher

Associate Professor

Juvenile Justice; Health outcomes and delivery for vulnerable populations; Suicide, injury, illness and deaths in confinement; Evidence synthesis and big data analytics for healthcare and justice policy

Professor Gallagher focuses on improving the intersection between health care and justice agencies to better meet the needs of high-risk populations and the public health of their larger communities. Her work on justice-involved adolescents has appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Journal of Adolescent Health, Social Science and Medicine and Pediatrics. In addition to her primary research, she develops, monitors and analyzes national statistical programs and provides federal agencies with policy guidance, routinely working with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the U.S. Bureau of the Census.  She led the epidemiological and legal research efforts behind a joint-agency Federal Initiative on Juvenile Justice Health, and currently serves on the Campbell Collaboration's Crime and Justice Steering Group.



Current Research

2009-2012.   Principal Investigator Agency for Health Research and Quality, Health and Human Services.  "Justice Health Network."

2008-Present. Principal Investigator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, "Data Collection Agent for the Census of Juveniles on Probation; Development and Analytical Support for National Census Programs."

2007-Present.  Principal Investigator, Centers for Disease Control, "Juvenile Detention Vaccination Algorithm Project"

Selected Publications

Gallagher, C.A. (2009). The impact of health care for the juvenile justice system.  Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, 16(3).

Gallagher, C.A. & Dobrin, A. ( 2007).  Can juvenile justice detention facilities meet the call of the AAP and NCCHC? A national evaluation of current practices.  Pediatrics.

Gallagher, C.A. & Dobrin, A. (2007). The comparative risk of suicide in juvenile facilities and the general population: The problem of rate calculations in high turnover institutions.  Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Gallagher, C.A., Dobrin, A. & Douds, A.  (2007). A national overview of reproductive health care services for girls in juvenile justice residential facilities.  Women's Health Issues.

Courses Taught

CRIM 760 Crime and Crime Policy

CRIM 783 Statistics II

CRIM 795 Violence and Victimization

CRIM 325 Hate Crimes

CRIM 308 Human Rights

Dissertations Supervised

Kimberly B. Mehlman-Orozco, The "Crimmigration" Effect?: An Exploratory Analysis of 287(g) and Latino Juveniles in Residential Placement (2012)