Marielle Bolano is a medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine. She has a strong interest in geriatrics and is particularly interested in improving access to care for vulnerable older adults, including those in the criminal justice system. She first became interested in the unique challenges of delivering quality healthcare to aging populations while studying public policy at UC Berkeley. She joined the UCSF Division of Geriatrics as a research assistant to study health needs of older adults in the criminal justice system and returned as a National Institute on Aging MSTAR (Medical Student Training in Aging Research) Fellow to study distressing symptom burden in older jail inmates. At UC Davis, she continues to explore health policy as Co-President of the UCD California Medical Association/ American Medical Association Chapter.
Angela Carter is a PhD candidate in the UC Davis Sociology Department. She is interested in the ways that criminal justice categories support other systems of social stratification. Her dissertation examines the relationships between indirect criminal justice contact, informal sanctions, and occupational attainment.
Shelley J. Hill, M.S., M.S.L., completed a Bachelor and Master of Psychology at the University of Idaho. She later completed a Master of Studies in Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Shelley worked as a Mitigation Specialist / Investigator for the Idaho State Appellate Public Defender, conducting biopsychosocial interviews on people with brain disorders, who had been sentenced to death. She later worked in clinical research at the Stanford University Bipolar Disorders Clinic, gaining an adept understanding of brain disorders and the treatment of brain disorders. Currently, she works in clinical forensic research for the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychiatry and Law. She is profoundly interested in the intersection between the law and brain sciences and in ending the criminalization of people with brain disorders.
Bill McCarthy works in the Department of Sociology at the University of California’s Davis campus. His published research focuses on juvenile offending, homelessness, homicide, and sex work. His current research considers the consequences of parental incarceration and the effects of incarceration for aging inmates.
Dr. McDermott is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry and the Law and the Research Director at DSH-Napa. She received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. She serves as the instructor for the UC Davis Forensic Psychiatry Research and Psychological Assessment Seminar, where she teaches forensic psychiatry fellows in the use of forensic assessment instruments. She has provided psychological consultation to the Sacramento County Jail and the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center. Dr. McDermott also has consulted with state government systems on forensic mental health issues. She was the recipient of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Amicus Award in 2008 because of her research contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry. Dr. McDermott has published extensively in the areas of risk assessment and the assessment and identification of malingering, as well as other forensically relevant topics.
Caitlin Patler, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Davis and a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the UC Irvine Department of Criminology, Law and Society (through June 2016). Patler’s research explores citizenship and legal status as axes of stratification that significantly shape opportunities for mobility. She analyzes how immigration status impacts education, employment, and health among immigrants and their families. Her work also explores how immigrants experience and resist exclusion in everyday life, within institutions such as schools, and through detention and deportation policies. She is currently conducting longitudinal mixed-methods research on the impacts of long-term immigration detention and on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
My research interests focus on the causes and consequences of crime and punishment, especially as they relate to addiction, health, and aging.
Carter "Cappy" White is the supervising attorney of the School of Law's Civil Rights Clinic. He has been a trial and appellate lawyer for over 25 years, emphasizing civil rights, employment discrimination, and personal injury cases. He also teaches courses in Civil Rights and Pretrial Skills.
His appellate experience includes substantive work on scores of appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Supreme Court of Texas, and Texas Courts of Appeal. He has tried many cases in California and Texas, and has supervised law students from King Hall in oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in several jury trials in federal district court.
White attributes much of his litigation success to his clinical experiences as a law student: "My law school experience was greatly enriched by my participation in two live client clinics. The practical lessons one learns in actually representing real people are not soon forgotten when students enter the full-time practice of law."