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Meet the researcher: Dr. Amy Blank Wilson (VIDEO)

“Meet the Researcher” is a new series that spotlights faculty work at the UNC School of Social Work.

Assistant Prof. Amy Blank Wilson, who joined the School of Social Work in July, has spent most of her career focused on issues around mental health, serious mental illness and dual diagnosis, service accessibility, jail reentry, interventions for people with serious mental illness involved in the justice system, and criminal thinking and criminogenic risk in people with serious mental illness.

Wilson and her research partner, Kathleen Farkas with Case Western Reserve University, have most recently focused their work on the delivery of criminogenic interventions to ensure that they are tailored to meet the specific learning and treatment needs of people with serious mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system.