Dr. Kevin Knight

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Since joining the IBR faculty in 1991, Dr. Kevin Knight’s career has focused on research involving HIV and substance using criminal justice populations. He has served as Principal Investigator on research projects funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Justice, and the National Institute of Corrections. Currently, he is the TCU PI on a major NIDA Cooperative Agreement called Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS); a multi-site project currently in its 11th year with a focus on testing strategies to improve the implementation of evidence-based practices within criminal justice settings. Dr. Knight also is a PI on a multiple PI 5-year project involving a randomized clinical trial of an augmented test, treat, link, and retain model for North Carolina and Texas HIV positive prisoners being released to the community. As Co-PI on IBR’s 6-year Criminal Justice Disease Risk Reduction Project, he is involved in the development, adaptation, and testing of intervention strategies to reduce disease risk among released prisoners. Dr. Knight serves on journal editorial boards, including serving as co-editor of Offender Programs Report, and participates in advisory activities for a variety of organizations that address criminal justice, substance use, and related policy issues. His primary research interests include screening and assessment strategies, targeted and adaptive interventions, and implementation strategies of evidence-based practices within justice-involved organizations.