Episode 58: Communities, Mental Health, and Jails with Niloofar Ramezani and Faye Taxman

Niloofar & Faye headshotsIn this episode we speak with Professors Niloofar Ramezani and Faye Taxman about their work on community and carceral health service availability.

Niloofar is a professor in the Department of Statistics at George Mason University. She has served as a co-investigator for NIH grants focused on teaching science, motivation and addiction behavior. She is a two-time recipient of the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) Ambassador Award for her innovative use of statistical analysis software, and she has earned over two dozen prestigious competitive academic awards through SAS, American Public Health Association, American Statistical Association, and others, for her cutting-edge research in statistical modeling including developing two new power estimation techniques for longitudinal data using generalized method of moments. Niloofar received her PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Northern Colorado.

Faye is a university professor at George Mason University in the School of Policy and Government and the director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!). She is recognized for her work in the development of the seamless systems of care models that link the criminal justice system with other service delivery systems, as well as reengineering probation and parole supervision services, and organizational change models. Faye has been recognized twice as a Distinguished Scholar by the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections and has also been awarded the Rita Warren and Ted Palmer Differential Intervention Treatment Award. In 2017, she was awarded the Joan McCord Award from the Division of Experimental Criminology. In 2019, she received the lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections. Faye received her PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.

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