Kathryn Nowotny

About Me:

As Project Director for the NIDA-funded Center for Drug & Social Policy Research at the University of Houston, I became interested in the impact of criminal justice contact on health for marginalized persons.


Kathryn M. Nowotny, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the University of Miami Department of Sociology. Her research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the multilevel factors that create increased risk for poor health among justice-involved people. Dr. Nowotny is currently Site-Principal Investigator and Co- Investigator of a multi-site longitudinal cohort study examining barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among individuals under community supervision in the South (NC, FL, KY). She is also Principal Investigator of a Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM) funded project exploring the syndemic pathways to suboptimal care for justice-involved patients living with HIV, and Co-Investigator of a binational study investigating how the migration process influences health, including experiences with immigration enforcement and confinement to detention centers.


University of Colorado Boulder - 2016

PhD in Sociology, Chancellor's Fellow

University of Colorado Boulder - 2016

Graduate Cert. Demography

University of Houston - 2008

MA Sociology

University of Houston - 2006

BA Sociology & Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude


Phone: 305-284-6154

Email: Kathryn.Nowotny@Miami.edu