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Karen Abram, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Abbott Hall Suite 900
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

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Drug Abuse; HIV Infection; Health Disparities; Mental Health; Public Policy; Trauma

Description of Interests

Comorbid psychiatric disorders, Trauma and loss, Mental health needs, substance use and risky behaviors of offenders, HIV/AIDS/STIs, Criminalization of mentally ill

Professional Education

PhD: Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical Psychology (1988)

Most Recent Publications

Lansing AE, Washburn JJ, Abram KM, Thomas UC, Welty LJ, Teplin LA.
Journal of Correctional Health Care. 2014 Jan;20(1):18-30.doi:10.1177/1078345813505450.
ISSN: 10783458

Teplin LA, Welty LJ, Abram KM, Dulcan MK, Washburn JJ.
Archives of General Psychiatry. 2012 Oct;69(10):1031-1043.doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.2062.
PMID: 23026953   PMCID: PMC3737771   ISSN: 0003990X

King DC, Abram KM, Romero EG, Washburn JJ, Welty LJ, Teplin LA.
Psychiatric Services. 2011 Dec;62(12):1430-1438.
PMID: 22193789   PMCID: PMC3742320   ISSN: 10752730

Teplin LA, Abram KM, McClelland GM, Mericle AA, Dulcan MK, Washburn JJ.
Perspectives on Juvenile Offenders. 2010 Jan;157-192.

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