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Ingrid A. Binswanger, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Project Title: “Improving Health Outcomes During the Transition from Prison to the Community”
About the Project:
This project aimed to advance knowledge about the risks of death and develop an intervention to improve health outcomes among former inmates returning to the community.
Ingrid A. Binswanger, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Binswanger completed a Master of Science in Health and Medical Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley/University of California, San Francisco Joint Medical Program. She obtained her medical degree and completed the Primary Care Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After residency, she was an attending physician at the Madison Clinic, an HIV/AIDS Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Binswanger completed fellowship training as a VA fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington in 2006, where she also obtained a Master’s in Public Health in Health Services. She then joined the faculty of the Division of General Internal Medicine and became an affiliated member of the Division of Substance Dependence at the University of Colorado Denver.
Dr. Binswanger has conducted research on health and the criminal justice system, the medical complications of drug use and vulnerable populations. Her goal is to find effective ways to improve the health of individuals and communities heavily impacted by drug use and incarceration.
Her prior work on the high risk of death among former inmates after release from prison motivated her RWJ Faculty Scholars project entitled “Improving Health Outcomes during the Transition from Prison to the Community.” This project was designed to advance knowledge on the complex transition from incarceration to the community and develop ways to address the health needs of this vulnerable population.
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