Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Epperson, M. W., J. G. Thompson, A. J. Lurigio, and S. Kim. (2017). “Unpacking the relationship between probationers with serious mental illnesses and probation offers: A mixed-methods examination.” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 56(3): 188-216.
  • Gilbert, L., S. Shaw, D. Goddard-Eckrich, M. Chang, J. Rowe, T. McCrimmon, M. Almonte, S. Goodwin, M. W. Epperson. (2015). "Project WINGS (Women Initiating New Goals of Safety): A randomized controlled trial of a screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) service to address intimate partner violence victimization among substance-using women receiving community supervision." Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health 25: 314-329.
  • Azhar, S., Berringer, K., Epperson, M.W. (2014). A systematic review of HIV prevention interventions targeting women with criminal justice involvement. Journal of the Society of Social Work and Research, 5(3), 253-289.
  • Canada, K.E., Epperson, M.W. (2014). The client-caseworker working relationship and its association with outcomes among mental health court participants. Community Mental Health Journal 50(8): 968-973.
  • El-Bassel, Nabila, Louisa Gilbert, Dawn Goddard-Eckrich, Mingway Chang, Elwin Wu, Timothy Hunt, Matthew W. Epperson, Stacy Shaw, Jessica Rowe, Maria Almonte, and Susan S. Witte. (2014). Efficacy of a group-based multimedia HIM prevention intervention for drug-involved women under community supervision: Project WORTH. PLoS ONE, 9(11); e111528. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111528.
  • Epperson, MW, Canada KE, Thompson J, Lurigio A. (2014). Walking the line: Specialized and standard probation officer perspectives on supervising probationers with serious mental illnesses.  International Journal of Law & Psychiatry, 37, 473-483.
  • Epperson, MW, Wolff N, Morgan R, Fisher WH, Frueh BC, Huening J.  (2014).  Envisioning the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions. International Joural of Law & Psychiatry, 37, 427-438.
  • Orellana, ER, El-Bassel N, Gilbert L, Miller KM, Catania J, Epperson MW, Wu E. (2014).  Sex trading and other HIV risks among drug-involved men: Differential associations with childhood sexual abuse.  Social Work Research, 38(2), 117-126.
  • Wolff, N, Epperson MW, Shi J, Huening J, Schumann BE, Rubenstein I. (2014).  Mental health specialized probation caseloads: Are they effective? International Journal of Law & Psychiatry, 37, 464-472.
  • Wolff, N., Huening, J., Shi, J., Schumann, B.E., Sullivan, I., Epperson, M.W. (2014). Evaluating client selection and selection fidelity: Case of mental health probation supervision. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41(5), 536-552. 
  • Epperson, MW, Roberts LE, Ivanoff A, Tripodi S, Gilmer C.  (2013).  To what extent is criminal justice content addressed in MSW programs? Journal of Social Work Education. 49(1), 96-107. Abstract
  • Wolff, N, Frueh BC, Huening J, Shi J, Epperson MW, Morgan RD, Fisher WH.  (2013).  Practice informs the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions. International Journal of Law & Psychiatry. 36,1-10.
  • Khan, MR, Epperson MW, Gilbert L, Goddard D, Hunt T, Sarfo B, El-Bassel N.  (2012).  The promise of multimedia technology for STI/HIV prevention: Frameworks for understanding improved faiclitator delivery and participant learning. AIDS and Behavior. 16,1949-1960.
  • Lurigio, AJ, Epperson MW, Canada KE, Babchuk LC.  (2012).  Specialized probation probrams for people with mental illnesses: A review of practices and research. Journal of Crime and Justice. 35(2), 317-326.
  • Babchuk, LC, Lurigio AJ, Canada KE, Epperson MW.  (2012).  Responding to probationers with mental illnesses.  Federal Probation, 72 (2).
  • Khan, MR, Rosen DL, Epperson MW, Goldberg A, Hemberg J, Richardson J.  (2012).  Adolescent criminal justice involvement and adulthood sexually transmitted infection in a nationally-representative U.S. sample. Journal of Urban Health, 90, 717-728.
  • Link, BG, Epperson MW, Perron BE, Castille DM, Yang LH.  (2011).  Arrest outcomes associated with outpatient commitment in New York State. Psychiatric Services. 62, 504-508. Abstract
  • Perron, BE, Monsell ASB, Vaughn SE, Epperson MW, Howard MO.  (2011).  Patterns and correlates of drug-related emergency room visits: Results from a national survey. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 29(7), 704-710.
  • Epperson, MW, Khan MR, El-Bassel N, Wu E, Gilbert L.  (2011).  A longitudinal study of incarceration and HIV risk among methadone maintained men and their primary female partners. AIDS and Behavior. 15(2), 347-355. Abstract
  • Khan, MR, Epperson MW, Mateu-Gelabert P, Bolyard M, Sandoval M, Friedman SR.  (2011).  Incarceration, sex with an STI/HIV-infected partner, and STI/HIV infection status in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: A social network perspective. American Journal of Public Health. 101(6), 1110-11117. Abstract
  • Ahmedani, BK, Perron BE, Ilgen MA,.Abdon A, Vaughn MG, Eppesron MW.  (2011).  Suicide thoughts and attempts and psychiatric treatment utilization: Informing prevention strategies. Psychiatric Services. 63(2), 186-189.
  • Epperson, MW, El-Bassel N, Gilbert L, Chang M.  (2010).  Examining the temporal relationship between criminal justice involvement and sexual risk behaviors among drug-involved men. Journal of Urban Health. 87(2), 324-336. Abstract
  • Epperson, MW, Khan MR, Miller DP, Perron BE, El-Bassel N, Gilbert L.  (2010).  Assessing criminal justice involvement as an indicator of HIV risk among women in methadone treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 38(4), 375-383. Abstract
  • Epperson, MW, Platais I, Valera P, Barbieri R, Gilbert L, El-Bassel N.  (2009).  Fear, trust, and negotiating safety: HIV risk contexts for Black women defendants. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. 24(3), 257-271. Abstract
  • Khan, MR, Doherty IA, Schoenbach VJ, Taylor EM, Epperson MW, Adimora AA.  (2009).  Incarceration and high-risk sexual partnerships among men in the United States. Journal of Urban Health. 86(4), 584-601. Abstract
  • Valera, P, Epperson MW, Ramaswamy M, Freudenberg N, Daniels J.  (2009).  Substance use and HIV risk behaviors among young men involved in the criminal justice system. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 35(1), 43-47. Abstract
  • Epperson, MW, El-Bassel N, Gilbert L, Orellana ER, Chang M.  (2008).  Increased HIV risk associated with criminal justice involvement among men on methadone. AIDS and Behavior. 12(1), 51-57. Abstract
  • Epperson, MW, Schwalbe C.  (2006).  Review of "Mental Health Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice," edited by Thomas Grisso, Gina Vincent, and Daniel Seagrave. Social Service Review. 80(4), 754-756.

Book Chapters, Reports, and Other Publications

  • Epperson, M., and Pettus-Davis, C. eds. 2017. Smart Decarceration: Achieving Criminal Justice Transformation in the 21st Century. Oxford University Press.
  • Epperson, M.W. & Pettus-Davis, C. (2015, September). Smart decarceration: Guiding concepts for an era of criminal justice transformation. CSD Working Paper No. 15-53. Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. 
  • Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M.W. (2015, February). From mass incarceration to smart decarceration. American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, Grand Challenges Initiative for Social Work Initiative, Working Paper No. 4.
  • Epperson, MW, Thompson JG, Canada KE.  (2013).  Mental health court. In C. Franklin (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. Oxford University Press.
  • Epperson, MW, Canada KE, Lurigio AJ.  (2013).  Mental health court: One approach for addressing the problems of persons with serious mental illnesses in the criminal justice system.  In JB Helfgott (Ed.), Criminal Psychology. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • Lurigio, AJ, Canada KE, Epperson MW.  (2013). Crime victimization and mental illness.  In RC Davis, AJ Lurigio, S Herman (Eds.) Victims of Crime. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  • Khan, MR, Epperson MW.  (2012).  Static Interference: The social network disruption of incarceration and how HIV thrives on it. Positively Aware. (May/June):37. Website
  • Bouris, A, Epperson MW.  (2012).  Answers to disparity: We need to learn how to address the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans. SSA Magazine. 19(2):36. Website
  • Epperson, MW, Wolff N, Morgan R, Fisher WH, Frueh BC, Huening J.  (2011).  The Next Generation of Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Interventions: Improving Outcomes by Improving Interventions. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University: Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminial Justice Research. 2011__next_generation_monograph.pdf
  • Epperson, MW.  (2010).  Specialized probation services. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University: Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminal Justice Research.
  • Wolff, N, Epperson MW, Fay S.  (2010).  Mental health probation officers: Stopping justice involvement before incarceration. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University: Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminal Justice Research.