Dr. Scott Allen, Co-Director
Dr. Scott Allen, M.D.
Co-Director, The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights

Dr. Allen has worked in the correctional field for the past decade, including seven years as a full time physician at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections including three as Medical Program Director (2001-2004). He has spoken and written about a number of correctional health and human rights issues, including hepatitis C in prisons and the obligations of health professionals in protecting the human rights of inmate patients. He has served as a Court appointed expert to the federal courts in prison health cases. He is currently a Medicine as a Profession Fellow at Physicians for Human Rights in Cambridge, MA and an attending medical physician for an inpatient psychiatric ward at Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston, RI.

He has also worked extensively with the Cambodian community in the U.S. and in Cambodia since 1980. He is a founding board member of Project AIDS Khmer.

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Selected Publications:

    1. Spaulding, A.C., S.A. Allen, and A. Stone, Mortality after release from prison. N Engl J Med, 2007. 356(17): p. 1785; author reply 1786-7.

    2. Allen, S.A. and J.D. Rich, Prisons and mental health. N Engl J Med, 2007. 356(2): p. 197-8.

    3. Allen, S.A., et al., Deaths of detainees in the custody of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2002 to 2005. MedGenMed, 2006. 8(4): p. 46.

    4. Allen, S.A., A piece of my mind. Dining with Wilkey. JAMA, 2006. 295(22): p. 2583-4.

    5. Boutwell, A.E., S.A. Allen, and J.D. Rich, Opportunities to address the hepatitis C epidemic in the correctional setting. Clin Infect Dis, 2005. 40 Suppl 5: p. S367-72.

    6. Rich, J.D., L.E. Taylor, and S.A. Allen, Screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults. Ann Intern Med, 2004. 141(7): p. 575-6; author reply 576.

    7. Allen, S.A., et al., Confined treatment continued. Gastroenterology, 2004. 126(3): p. 928.

    8. Taylor, L.E., et al., Extending treatment for HCV infection to HIV-HCV coinfected individuals with psychiatric illness and drug dependence. Clin Infect Dis, 2003. 36(11): p. 1501-2; author reply 1502-3.

    9. Clarke, J., et al., Hepatitis B vaccination of incarcerated women: a pilot program. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2003. 14(3): p. 318-23.

    10. Allen, S.A., et al., Treatment of chronic hepatitis C in a state correctional facility. Ann Intern Med, 2003. 138(3): p. 187-90.