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C. Clare Strange

Assistant Research Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies, Drexel University

Dr. Clare Strange is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies at Drexel University and is affiliated with the Center for Public Policy as well as the Healthcare Approaches to Justice Collaborative. Her research centers on the intersection of justice and public health and includes (for example) projects relating to legal financial obligations, court-related policy and programming, medication-assisted therapies for opioid use disorder, and hospital-based violence intervention. Dr. Strange utilizes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies and often draws upon the implementation science literature.

Dr. Strange currently manages a randomized controlled trial of a court fines and fees relief intervention in Philadelphia that is sponsored by Arnold Ventures. Other sponsored research includes the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship ($730,000). Beginning in 2024, Dr. Strange (Principal Investigator) and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators will conduct a five-year process and impact evaluation of Pennsylvania’s 8th edition sentencing guidelines and their impacts on racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing outcomes.

Dr. Strange’s work is informed by her early career as a social worker in both domestic and international correctional, reentry, and medical settings. As such, she aims to produce transdisciplinary research with strong programmatic and policy applications for academic, practitioner, and policymaker audiences alike.


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    Assistant Research Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies, Drexel University