Wolff, Nancy L.
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1984
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Center for Mental Health Services & Criminal Justice Research, Centers, Institutes, Other, New Brunswick; Department of Urban Studies, E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Health Economics, Public Finance, Public Policy, Costing Methods, Mental Health Services Research, and the Criminal Justice System.
Health Economics and Public Policy Practicum.
Memberships and Professional Service
Editor, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 2005 and 2006; Director, Public Policy Program, 2005-2008; Books Behind Bars, Fundraising and book donation program for prison libraries through Rutgers Foundation, Program started by Dr. Wolff, 2004; Reviewer, NIMH Special Emphasis Panel, 2002-present; Member, NIMH Scientific Review Study Section, 1999-2002 and 2003-2004; Member, NJ Division of Mental Health, Department of Corrections, & Parole Board Workgroup; Member, Organizing Committee, Tenth Biennial Mental Health Economics Conference, 2000; Health Policy Advisor, Jon Corzine for Senate Campaign, 2000-2001.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference, 2008.
Academic Interests and Plans
Much of my earlier research focused on developing reliable and valid methods for designing and conducting cost-effective analyses of programs for the seriously mentally ill. In more recent years, my research has focused on developing and studying programs for offenders with mental health problems, and exploring the dynamics between the mental health and criminal justice systems and the effect of financial incentives on these dynamics.