Public Health Program Social Justice Speakers Series 2017
Session 3: 9/25/17 - The Life Course Perspective of the Incarcerated
Janet Mohle-Boetani, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Public Health Unit,
California Correctional Health Care Services
Elena Tootell, MD
Chief Medical Officer
San Quentin State Prison
Dr. Elena Tootell graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed residency in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. She began working with the California Department of Corrections as a medical consultant in 2005 and joined the CDCR in 2008 as the Chief Medical Officer at San Quentin State Prison. She attempts to coordinate the care of multiple disparate programs including an RC, dialysis unit, more than 700 condemned men in the state of California, and 2000 low security lifers- all in a prison with infrastructure that dates back to 1852. More than half of her endorsed population is over 50, and more than 1 out of every ten endorsed inmates is over 65.
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