Homer Venters

In a Nutshell

Homer Venters works to restore health justice for incarcerated individuals in settings where systems of law and accountability have been obliterated.

About Homer

Homer Venters is a leading expert in the field of medicine and epidemiology. His work aims to bridge together health systems, surveillance, and justice. As the Senior Health and Justice Fellow for Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS), his work focuses on medical assisted treatment (MAT) implementation, injury and death documentation, and traumatic brain injury reduction in the prison health system. Homer is the author of the critically acclaimed book Life and Death in Rikers Island. Homer is a physician by training and Clinical Associate Professor at the NYC College of Global Public Health. He has contributed to dozens of peer-reviewed scientific publications on topics of health and justice—work that has attracted congressional attention.

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