Kathryn M Nowotny, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor

Locator Code:
2030

 
Career

Education

2016Ph.D. Sociology, Chancellor’s Fellow University of Colorado Boulder
2008 Sociology University of Houston
2006B.A. Sociology & Anthropology, Summa cum Laude University of Houston,

Professional Experience

2016 - Assistant Professor, University of Miami Department of Sociology
2014 - 2016Board of Directors [Student Member], Society for the Study of Social Problems
2013 - 2015Student Forum Advisory Board, American Sociological Association

Honors & Acknowledgements

Ralph and Barbara Dakin Award for Research in Social Justice, University of Colorado Department of Sociology
2016
National Award of Excellence in Research by a Student, National Hispanic Science Network
2015
Bruce D. Johnson Student Paper Award, SSSP Drinking & Drugs Division
2015
Outstanding Student Paper Award, ASA Section on Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco
2014
New Investigator Outstanding Abstract Award, National Hispanic Science Network
2013
Distinction in Comprehensive Examination in Sociological Research Methods and Statistics
2012

Conferences & Events

April 25 – 26, 2017
2nd Annual Jail Research Network Meeting | National Corrections Academy, Aurora, CO
Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and Crime and Justice Institute (CJI).
June 6 – 7, 2016.
Jails Research Network Meeting: Technical Review Panel for the Survey of Inmates in Local Jails | National Corrections Academy, Aurora, CO
Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and Crime and Justice Institute (CJI).
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Memberships

Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health
American Society of Criminology (ASC) – Divisions of Women & Crime and People of Color & Crime
American Sociological Association (ASA) – Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco and Medical Sociology
National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (NHSN) [nominated membership
Population Association of America (PAA)
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) – Drinking & Drugs Division
Research

 SELECTED RECENT FUNDED RESEARCH

Google Scholar

Principal Investigator. University of Miami Provost Summer Research Award: “Use of Health Services Following Release from Prison: A Longitudinal Examination of African American Women.” 2017-2018, $17,000.

Early Career Fellow. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): “The Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training (CJRT) Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities.” National Institutes of Health (NIH) R25 DA037190 (PI: Curt Beckwith), 2016-2018, Miriam Hospital/The Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Co-Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation (NSF): “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Applying a Social Ecological Framework to Inmate Health.” Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant #1401061 (PI: Joanne Belknap), $11,994, 2014-2015 University of Colorado Boulder.

Principal Investigator. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): “Examining Health Disparities: The Health and Healthcare of Incarcerated Adults.” National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship F31 DA037645, $105,238, 2014-2017 University of Colorado Boulder.

Early Career Fellow. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): “Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse.” National Institutes of Health (NIH) R25 DA026401 (PI: Avelardo Valdez), 2012-2014, National Hispanic Science Network and University of Southern California. Principal Investigator: Avelardo Valdez.

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Correctional Health & Healthcare; Health Disparities; Social Demography; Drug Use & Abuse

Research Projects

The Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Training (CJRT) Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities

2016 Early Career Fellow. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) R25 DA037190, 2016-2018, Miriam Hospital/The Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Principal Investigator: Curt G. Beckwith

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Applying a Social Ecological Framework to Inmate Health

2014 Co-Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant #1401061, $11,994, 2014-2015 University of Colorado Boulder.
Principal Investigator: Joanne Belknap

Examining Health Disparities: The Health and Healthcare of Incarcerated Adults.

2016 Principal Investigator. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship F31 DA037645, $105,238, 2014-2017 University of Colorado Boulder.
Sponsor: Jason D. Boardman. Co-Sponsors: Joanne Belknap & Alice Cepeda.

Emergence and Diffusion of Crack and Related Health Risk Behaviors in Mexico City

2011 Project Director. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH), R21 DA031376, 2011-2012 University of Houston.

Principal Investigator: Avelardo Valdez.

At Risk Hispanic Gangs: Long-Term Consequences for HIV, Hepatitis, and STI

2009 Project Director. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH), R01 DA023857, 2009-2013 University of Houston.
Principal Investigators: Avelardo Valdez & Alice Cepeda.

Opioid Use, Overdose Risk Trajectories and Health-Related Outcomes among U.S. Veterans in Los Angeles

Pending
Consultant. R01 submitted to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

PI: Avelardo Valdez.
[submitted Oct. 2017]

The National Jail Health Care Survey

Principal Investigator. R25 pilot project submitted to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

$15,000 subcontract to University of Miami [submitted Dec. 2017]

High-Risk Substance Use related to Stigmatized Statuses among Mexican-American Women

Principal Investigator. R03 submitted to National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
(NIMHD)

$164,572 [submitted Feb. 2018]

The Southern Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Cohort Study: Longitudinal PrEP Initiation and Adherence among Parolees

Co-Investigator. R01 submitted to National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities  (NIMHD)

$501,335 subcontract to University of Miami. PI: Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein. [submitted
Feb. 2018]

Health Consequences of Drug Use and IPV Trajectories for Young Latinas

Co-Investigator. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Administrative Supplement, 2017-2018, University of Southern California. Principal Investigator: Alice Cepeda.

Publications

Nowotny, Kathryn M., Jessica Frankeberger*, Victoria Rodriguez*, Avelardo Valdez, and Alice Cepeda "Behavioral, Psychological, Gender, and Health Service Correlates to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection among Young Adult Mexican-American Women Living in a Disadvantaged Community" Behavioral Medicine


Cepeda, Alice, Kathryn M. Nowotny, Jessica Frankeberger*, Jarron Saint Onge, and Avelardo Valdez "Biological Risk and Infection Profiles of Young Adult Mexican American Male Gang Members." Public Health Reports