Scholarly Publications & Policy Reports
Infectious Fear: Politics and the Health Effects of Segregation in the Urban South, University of North Carolina Press (Studies in Social Medicine series, Allan M. Brandt, editor), 2009.
As of January 2010, Infectious Fear has been reviewed by:
American Historical Review (December, 2009).
Journal of African American History (2010)
Journal of American History (June 2010)
Editor, Aging in Prison Reducing Elder Incarceration and Promoting Public Safety. New York, NY: Columbia University Center for Justice. November 2015.
“‘Rehabilitation’ as Boundary Object: (Bio)Medicalization, Local Activism, and Narcotics Addiction Policy in New York City, 1951-1962” in Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 26:2 (2012)
(with Helena Hansen) “Two Tiers of Biomedicalization: Buprenorphine, Methadone and the Biopolitics of Addiction Stigma and Race.” in Critical Perspectives on Addiction, edited by Julie Netherland. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2012.
General essay, “Nursing in the United States,” Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas (Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History), Colin Palmer, Lisa Gail Collins, Marcyliena Morgan, Faith Smith, James Sweet, Robert Reid-Pharr, eds., Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 2006
“‘Where Our Melanotic Citizens Predominate:’ Locating African Americans and Finding the ‘Lung Block’ in Tuberculosis Research in Baltimore, Maryland, 1880-1920,” in Paola Boi and Sabine Broeck, eds., CrossRoutes: The Meanings of “Race” for the Twenty-First Century, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2003, 89-112.
“Introduction” to Carter G. Woodson, A Century of Negro Migration, Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2002, vii-xix
“The Clinton, NY, Prison Experiment.” Huffington Post, 5 October 2015.
“Challenging Punishment: What the California Prisoners' Hunger Strike Tells Us About Mass Incarceration.” Huffington Post, 17 July 2013. Concerning the mental health effects of extreme isolation (solitary confinement) in prisons and jails.
“Drug Wars Abroad, Prescription Pain Killers at Home.” Huffington Post, 12 July 2012. Concerning the rise in prescription opioid addiction and the dissonance of the ongoing U.S. Drug War.