Office: Math/Psych 307
Lab: Sondheim 508
Ph.D. DePaul University, 2013
Area of Study:
Community and Clinical Psychology
Dr. Hunter’s research program identifies factors that promote successful prisoner re-entry and reintegration by examining stigma, health, and well-being among individuals with criminal justice and substance abuse histories. Dr. Hunter specifically focuses on: 1) the relationship between stigma, stigma management, and health-related outcomes for individuals transitioning from prison to the community; and 2) program development and evaluation to improve health and well-being for women who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Dr. Hunter is particularly interested in using participatory methods to develop university-community partnerships to affect individual, community, and policy change.
Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES: Accepting new HSP graduate students for Fall 2021
Graduate students have opportunities for grant writing, data collection and analysis, manuscript development, and community-based capacity building, program development, and evaluation.
Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES: Undergraduate research opportunities are available.
Please email Dr. Hunter for more information.
Graduate Program Affiliation(s):
Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:
Hunter, B. A., Lanza, A. S., Lawlor, M., Dyson, W. & Gordon, D. M. (in press). A strengths-based approach to prisoner reentry: The Fresh Start prisoner reentry program. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi: 10.1177/0306624X15576501.
Sullivan, T. P., Price, C., MacPartland, T., Hunter, B. A. & Fisher, B. S. (in press). The researcher-practitioner partnership study (RPPS): Experiences from criminal justice system collaborations studying violence against women. Violence against Women.
May, E., Hunter, B. A., Ferrari, J., Noel, N. & Jason, L. A. (2015). Hope and abstinence self-efficacy: Positive predictors of negative affect in substance abuse recovery. Community Mental Health Journal, 51(6), 695-700. doi: 10.1007/s10597-015-9888-y.
Hunter, B. A., Jason, L. A. & Keys, C. B. (2013). Factors of empowerment for women in recovery from substance use. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51(1/2), 91-102. doi: 10.1007/s10464-012-9499-5.
Hunter, B. A., Robison, E. & Jason, L. A. (2012). Characteristics of sexual assault and disclosure among women in substance abuse recovery homes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(3), 2627-2644. doi: 10.1177/0886260512436389.