Johanna Madera

Associate Research Scientist; Project Director, WORTH, General Internal Medicine; Project Director, The Share Project

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Johanna Madera, MSW, PhD, BA
Johanna Madera
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Johanna Elumn Madera, MSW, PhD is Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Medicine. She has served as director of several projects including Women on the Road to Health (WORTH Transitions) and The Share Project (TSP) and is a member of the Transitions Clinic-New Haven team. She is a fellow of the Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). As a social worker, her direct service experience focused on designing, evaluating, and implementing services for those involved in the criminal justice system at all stages of their contact, from pre-arrest to reentry. Dr. Elumn Madera’s research focuses on health disparities among justice-involved populations using CBPR approaches. Her her research explores the impact of violence, trauma, and the criminal justice system on the health and mental health of individuals, families and communities. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and Southern Connecticut State University. At SCSU she teaches an Inside-Out course on Research Methods at Manson Youth Institution.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    The Graduate Center/CUNY, Social Welfare (2016)
  • MSW
    Columbia University School of Social Work (2000)
  • BA
    Swarthmore College, Psychology (1997)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale School of Public Health

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