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Deborah Shelton PhD, RN, FAAN
Title Professor
Institution University of Connecticut
Department Nursing Instruction and Research
Address Storrs Hall, UNIT 2026
231 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Telephone 860-486-0509
Fax 860 486-0001
Other Positions
Title Associate Professor
Institution UConn Health Center
Department Medicine
Title Director for Research and Evaluation
Institution UConn Health Center
Department Correctional Managed Health Care
1. Panosky DM, Shelton D. Evaluating an Adolescent Behavioral Program: Leadership, Education, Achievement, and Development for Adolescent Female Offenders in Corrections. J Forensic Nurs. 2015 Jul-Sep; 11(3):144-53.
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2. Maruca AT, Shelton D. Addressing methodological issues in correctional health research: a case report. J Forensic Nurs. 2015 Apr-Jun; 11(2):118-20.
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3. Shelton D. Health Promoting Prisons in the Era of Mass Incarceration in the US. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2015 Jun; 29(3):194.
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4. Shelton D, Wakai S. Development of an assessment of functioning scale for prison environments. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2015 Jan; 36(1):60-7.
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5. Shelton D, Wakai S. A Pilot Test of the CM-GAF among Offenders with Mental Disorders. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2015 Jan; 36(1):68-73.
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6. Ehret MJ, Shelton D, Barta W, Trestman R, Maruca A, Kamath J, Golay L. Medication adherence among female inmates with bipolar disorder: results from a randomized controlled trial. Psychol Serv. 2013 Feb; 10(1):106-14.
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7. Kamath J, Zhang W, Kesten K, Wakai S, Shelton D, Trestman R. Algorithm-driven pharmacological management of bipolar disorder in Connecticut prisons. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2013 Feb; 57(2):251-64.
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8. Kesten KL, Leavitt-Smith E, Rau DR, Shelton D, Zhang W, Wagner J, Trestman RL. Recidivism rates among mentally ill inmates: impact of the Connecticut Offender Reentry Program. J Correct Health Care. 2012 Jan; 18(1):20-8.
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9. Shelton D, Kesten K, Zhang W, Trestman R. Impact of a Dialectic Behavior Therapy-Corrections Modified (DBT-CM) upon behaviorally challenged incarcerated male adolescents. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2011 May; 24(2):105-13.
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10. Shelton D, Wakai S. A process evaluation of START NOW Skills Training for inmates with impulsive and aggressive behaviors. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2011 Mar-Apr; 17(2):148-57.
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11. Shelton D, Weiskopf C, Nicholson M. Correctional nursing competency development in the Connecticut Correctional Managed Health Care program. J Correct Health Care. 2010 Oct; 16(4):299-309.
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12. Shelton D, Ehret MJ, Wakai S, Kapetanovic T, Moran M. Psychotropic medication adherence in correctional facilities: a review of the literature. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2010 Sep; 17(7):603-13.
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13. Kamath J, Temporini H, Quarti S, Zhang W, Kesten K, Wakai S, Shelton D, Trestman R. Best practices: disseminating best practices for bipolar disorder treatment in a correctional population. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Sep; 61(9):865-7.
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14. Wakai S, Shelton D, Trestman RL, Kesten K. Conducting research in corrections: challenges and solutions. Behav Sci Law. 2009 Sep-Oct; 27(5):743-52.
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15. Shelton D, Sampl S, Kesten KL, Zhang W, Trestman RL. Treatment of impulsive aggression in correctional settings. Behav Sci Law. 2009 Sep-Oct; 27(5):787-800.
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16. Shelton D. Forensic nursing in secure environments. J Forensic Nurs. 2009; 5(3):131-42.
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17. Shelton D. Leadership, education, achievement, and development: a nursing intervention for prevention of youthful offending behavior. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2009 Jan; 14(6):429-41.
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18. Shelton D. Translating theory into practice: results of a 2-year trial for the LEAD programme. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2008 May; 15(4):313-21.
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19. Shelton D. Establishing the public's trust through community-based participatory research: a case example to improve health care for a rural Hispanic community. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2008; 26:237-59.
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20. Shelton D, Lyon-Jenkins N. Mental health promotion for vulnerable African American youth. J Forensic Nurs. 2006; 2(1):7-13, 32.
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21. Shelton D, Pearson G. ADHD in juvenile offenders: treatment issues nurses need to know. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2005 Sep; 43(9):38-46.
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22. Shelton D. Patterns of treatment services and costs for young offenders with mental disorders. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2005 Jul-Sep; 18(3):103-12.
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23. Shelton D, Smith J, Purnell-Greene M. Design of a mental health promotion program for vulnerable African American youth. J Forensic Nurs. 2005; 1(4):158-65.
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24. Shelton D. Experiences of detained young offenders in need of mental health care. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2004; 36(2):129-33.
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25. Shelton D. The clinical practice of juvenile forensic psychiatric nurses. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2003 Sep; 41(9):42-53.
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26. Shelton D, Paturzo D, Flannery J, Gregorio D. Race, stage of disease, and survival with cervical cancer. Ethn Dis. 1992; 2(1):47-54.
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