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Kamala Mallik-Kane
Senior Research Associate
Justice Policy Center

Kamala Mallik-Kane is a senior research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute; she is a multidisciplinary researcher and project director with nearly 20 years of expertise studying the nexus between health, human services, and criminal justice. Mallik-Kane focuses on the intersections between health and prisoner reentry; she is currently directing an evaluation of post-release access to Medicaid on both health care usage and re-offending. She also leads a project to assess the capacity of Adult Protective Services agencies to produce national statistics on the prevalence of reported elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Her other projects have addressed health and justice information sharing, mental health courts, specialized domestic violence courts, the federal justice system, truth in sentencing, and performance management. Mallik-Kane’s expertise includes research design and conceptualization, instrument design, data collection, coordination with local and state representatives, database management, statistical analysis, report writing, and presentation of results to diverse audiences.

Before joining Urban, Mallik-Kane was an epidemiologist with the Baltimore City Health Department. She has also provided technical assistance to Ryan White CARE Act grantees. Mallik-Kane holds an MPH from Yale University.

Research Areas
Crime, justice, and safety
Health and health care
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Social safety net
Race and equity
Social determinants of health
Racial barriers to accessing the safety net
Racial disparities in criminal justice
Racial inequities in health