Ariel Ludwig, Ph.D.

Ariel Ludwig, Ph.D.
Ariel Ludwig, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist

Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.P.H., Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale University
aludwig@friendsresearch.org
Phone: 410-837-3977 x 233
Fax: 410-752-4218
Research Interests

Ms. Ludwig possesses a rich academic background in public health, ethics, and science and technology studies. She completed her Master’s in Public Health at Yale University, where she focused on social and behavioral sciences and completed a documentary film thesis addressing the experience of reentry from prison or jail. After completing her degree, Ms. Ludwig worked with a number of governmental and non-profit organizations at the intersection of health and the criminal justice system. These included working in the New York City jails as a public health analyst and then as the Deputy Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance Monitoring. During this time Ms. Ludwig gained experience conducting focus groups, health education interventions, and electronic medical record training. Following this, Ms. Ludwig worked on a number of federal, Office of Minority Health grants that provided reentry services, prison education, and family interventions in Florida. It was out of these rich professional experiences that Ms. Ludwig decided to return to school. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech where her research continues to focus on health and the U.S. criminal justice system.

Selected Publications
Ludwig A, Cohen L, Venters H (June, 2012). Injury Surveillance in New York City Jails. American Journal of Public Health. 102 (6), 1108-1111.
Monico L, Ludwig A, Lertch E, Dionne R, Fishman M, Schwartz R, Mitchell S (in press). Adolescent and young adult opioid overdose experiences and their nuanced relationship with behavior change. Addiction.
Monico L, Ludwig A, Lertch E, Mitchell S (in press). Using timeline methodology to visualize treatment trajectories of youth and young adults following inpatient opioid treatment. International Journal of Qualitative Methods.
Ludwig AS, Peters RH (2014). Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders in correctional settings: An ethics review. International Journal of Drug Policy. 25(6), 1041-1046.