Elaine Eggleston Doherty
Dr. Doherty draws on her interdisciplinary training in criminology and public health to study the interrelationships between drug use, crime and health over the life course. For the past 15 years, she has worked with the Woodlawn Study, a prospective longitudinal study of a community cohort of African Americans. Data collection efforts are underway to study the life course predictors of successful aging and health as the cohort turns 60.
Areas of InterestCore Faculty
Life Course; Crime; Substance Use
BA, Criminal Justice and Psychology, 1994; Indiana University - Bloomington
MA, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2000; University of Maryland - College Park
PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2005; University of Maryland - College Park
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Drug Dependence Epidemiology, 2007; Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Doherty, Elaine Eggleston, Kerry M. Green, and Margaret E. Ensminger (in press). “Long-term Consequences of Criminal Justice System Intervention: The Impact of Young Adult Arrest on Midlife Health Behaviors." Prevention Science.
Doherty, Elaine Eggleston and Bianca E. Bersani (2020). “What Protects High Risk Men from Criminal Justice Contact, Despite the Odds? A Negative Case Analysis.” British Journal of Criminology 60: 1627-1647.
Doherty, Elaine Eggleston, Jaclyn M. Cwick, Kerry M. Green, and Margaret E. Ensminger (2016). “Examining the Consequences of the ‘Prevalent Life Events’ of Arrest and Incarceration among an Urban African American Cohort.” Justice Quarterly 33: 970-999.
Doherty, Elaine Eggleston and Bianca E. Bersani (2016). “Understanding the Mechanisms of Desistance at the Intersection of Race, Gender and Neighborhood Context.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 53:681-710.
Doherty, Elaine Eggleston and Margaret E. Ensminger (2014). “Do the Adult Criminal Careers of African Americans Fit the "Facts"?" Journal of Criminal Justice 42: 517-526.
Doherty, Elaine Eggleston and Margaret E. Ensminger (2013). “Marriage and Offending among a Cohort of Disadvantaged African Americans.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 50(1): 104-131.
Doherty, Elaine Eggleston, Judith A. Robertson, Kerry M. Green, Kate Fothergill, and Margaret E. Ensminger (2012). “A Longitudinal Study of Substance Use and Violent Victimization in Adulthood among a Cohort of Urban African Americans.” Addiction 107(2): 339-348.
Doherty, Elaine Eggleston, Kerry M. Green, Heather S. Reisinger, and Margaret E. Ensminger (2008). “Long-Term Patterns of Drug Use among an Urban African-American Cohort: The Role of Gender and Family.” Journal of Urban Health 85: 250-267.