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Erin McCauley is a doctoral candidate in Sociology in the Departments of Sociology and Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. She conducts research on the intergenerational consequences of incarceration for health and inequality, as well as the experience of incarceration for those with unique health needs. She employs a diverse set of methods in her research, ranging from semi-structured interviews to econometric analysis. Erin is currently pursuing research projects related the intergenerational effect of incarceration on sexual health and fertility and the risk of mortality by police for those with disabilities. She also serves on the Community Police Board in Ithaca, NY. She plans to graduate in spring of 2022.