Megan Lee Comfort
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Comfort's research focuses on what she calls the “repercussive effects” of incarceration on the health and well-being of prisoners and their families. Through ethnographic fieldwork, in-depth interviews, and quantitative questionnaires, she has investigated how being incarcerated oneself or having an incarcerated loved one affects one’s physical health, social relations, emotional well-being, and perceptions of justice. Comfort began her career working at a community-based organization that serves prisoners and their families, and has maintained strong ties to this and other CBOs throughout the years by reporting back key findings, collaborating on health interventions, and remaining up-to-date on the services provided by community partners.