The Homepage of Dr. Adam Dobrin
Dr. Adam Dobrin
Florida Atlantic University
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
5353 Parkside Drive, SR 205
Jupiter, FL 33458
Telephone: (561) 799-8433
Adam Dobrin, Ph.D., earned his Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and both his Master?s and Doctorate in Criminology from the University of Maryland. His most current research includes examining the efficacy of correctional health care policies, as well as exploring and developing the growing relationships between national policy and research from the medical and public health disciplines. Highlighting this, he recently presented his research at the Congressional Briefing on Juvenile Justice, at the US Capitol.
Dr. Dobrin is the Field Administrator for the new Cochrane Justice Health Field of the Cochrane Collaboration. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organization of researchers and physicians (approximately 26,000 around the globe) who produce rigorous ?systematic reviews? (a specific methodological and statistical practice regarded as the cornerstone of evidence synthesis) on evidence to inform health care practice and policy. Justice Health is about the health care of the millions of persons under the control of various criminal and juvenile justice systems (both in institutional and community settings, including probation and parole), as well as the health implications for their families, future generations, and the communities from which they come. Justice Health aims to identify gaps that exist in our understanding, and use a priori methods for setting priorities for approaching the most pressing social and clinical policy questions pertinent to health care delivery for this population.
Additionally, he volunteers his time as the Chief Operations Officer for The Lloyd Society, a non-profit (501(c)3) charity that uses evidence based research to guide policymakers to improve the lives of at-risk youths. They provide data driven and outcome oriented policy guidance, outreach and education, and services on matters affecting the public health and safety of at risk youth populations. With them, Dr. Dobrin was part of the Federal Initiative on Juvenile Justice Health that brought together the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and is an inaugural member of the International Network for Justice Health (INJH). He also serves on the board of another non-profit, the Criminal Intelligence Network, a collaborative intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination center created and managed by former and current local, state, and federal law enforcement investigators, intelligence analysts, and military personnel.
Dr. Dobrin currently teaches courses in the Juvenile Justice System, the Criminal Justice System, Violence Research, Policing, and Criminological Theory. In 2006 he was an Academic Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. Part of his Fellowship involved overseas travel for an intensive immersion in the world of terrorism, and the ways the political, diplomatic, military, intelligence, and criminal justice systems respond to or prevent it.