- Angela Tomlin, PhD
- Shoshanna Spector, BA
- Karen Ruprecht, PhD
Research Project Description
The research team will investigate the impact of mass incarceration on the social, emotional, and developmental health and long-term health equity of Indiana's young children. This research will also explore the health benefits of expanding access to quality pre-k for children from low-income communities of color impacted by over-incarceration.
Angela Tomlin, PhD
Angela Tomlin is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Director of the Riley Child Development Center, Indiana’s LEND Program, located at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She specializes in clinical psychology and infant / early childhood mental health.
Shoshanna Spector, BA
Shoshanna Spector is the Executive Director of Faith in Indiana, a catalyst for marginalized peoples and faith communities to act collectively for racial and economic equity. Faith in Indiana grassroots leaders have won millions in policy reforms to end mass incarceration and gun violence, promote economic dignity, and advance a culture of health.
Karen Ruprecht, PhD
Karen Ruprecht is Content Developer at Child Care Aware of America. She has experience informing local, state, and national leaders on issues related to child care quality and translating research into practical application.