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Kathryn Nowotny, Ph.D.


Merrick Building, Room 120D
(305) 284-6154

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                    Last Updated On:  May 2017

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Chancellor's Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder, 2016

    Graduate Certificate, Demography, University of Colorado Boulder, 2016

    M.A., Sociology, University of Houston, 2008

  • B.A., Sociology & Anthropology, Summa cum Laude, University of Houston, 2006

  • Sociology

  • Health Disparities, Correctional Health & Health Care, Drug Use & Abuse, Mental Health

  • SOC 291 Health & Justice‌

    SOC 480 Health Disparities

    SOC 384 Medical Sociology


Nowotny, Kathryn M., Ryan K. Masters, and Jason D. Boardman. 2016. "The Relationship between Education and Health among Incarcerated Men and Women in the United States." BMC Public Health, 16(1):916.

Nowotny, Kathryn M., Alice Cepeda, Laurie James-Hawkins, and Jason D. Boardman. 2016. "Growing Old Behind Bars: Health Profiles of the Older Male Inmate Population in the United States." Journal of Aging & Health, 28(6):935-56.

Nowotny, Kathryn M., Rachel Peterson, and Jason D. Boardman. 2015. "Gendered Contexts: Variation in Suicidal Ideation by Female and Male Youth across U.S. States." Journal of Health & Social Behavior, 56(1): 114-130. 

Nowotny, Kathryn M. 2015. "Race/Ethnic Disparities in the Utilization of Treatment by Drug Dependent Inmates in State Correctional Facilities." Addictive Behaviors, 40:148-153.

Nowotny, Kathryn M., Joanne Belknap, Shannon Lynch, and Dana DeHart. 2014. "Risk Profiles and Treatment Needs of Women in Jail with Co-occurring Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders." Women & Health, 58(8): 781-795.


Principal Investigator. University of Miami Provost Summer Research Award: “Use of Health Services Following Release from Prison: A Longitudinal Examination of African American Women.” 2017-2018, $17,000.

Early Career Fellow. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): “The Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training (CJRT) Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities.” National Institutes of Health (NIH) R25 DA037190 (PI: Curt Beckwith), 2016-2018, Miriam Hospital/The Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Co-Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation (NSF): “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Applying a Social Ecological Framework to Inmate Health.” Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant #1401061 (PI: Joanne Belknap), $11,994, 2014-2015 University of Colorado Boulder.

Principal Investigator. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): “Examining Health Disparities: The Health and Healthcare of Incarcerated Adults.” National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship F31 DA037645, $105,238, 2014-2017 University of Colorado Boulder.

Early Career Fellow. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): “Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse.” National Institutes of Health (NIH) R25 DA026401 (PI: Avelardo Valdez), 2012-2014, National Hispanic Science Network and University of Southern California. Principal Investigator: Avelardo Valdez.