Rosalind Franklin Society Announces Outstanding Research Award for the Journal Of Correctional Health Care
Emily Hoff, MD, has won the 2022 annual Rosalind Franklin Society Award in Science for the Journal of Correctional Health Care for her paper “Preexposure Prophylaxis for Women Across the Criminal Justice System: Implications for Policy and Practice,” published in February 2022. This annual award recognizes outstanding research and published work of women and underrepresented minority scientists, physicians, and engineers.
Study findings present a compelling argument for PrEP implementation for Women in Criminal Justice (WICJ) by demonstrating substantial HIV risk and PrEP eligibility. Women incarcerated in closed settings would benefit from PrEP education and subsequent linkage to PrEP services upon community reentry in the context of the unique barriers faced by WICJ. Educational efforts should focus on realigning risk perception. Future directions include formulating PrEP educational interventions for WICJ in closed settings and facilitating linkages to PrEP care across CJ systems for women.
Emily Hoff, Ronnye Rutledge, Britton A. Gibson, Carolina R. Price, Colleen Gallagher, Kathleen Maurer, and Jaimie P. Meyer, are credited as authors on the article. Dr. Hoff completed her undergraduate degree in molecular biology and biochemistry before receiving her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. During medical school, her research was focused on HIV prevention and reproductive health for women who use substances and/or are justice-involved. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern, where she served as a chief resident. She is now at Johns Hopkins for a fellowship in infectious diseases. Dr. Hoff envisions a career innovating solutions to improve outcomes for patients experiencing the infectious complications of substance use.