PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005
MA, University of Maryland, College Park, 2000
Elaine Eggleston Doherty received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005. Her interests include crime over the life course, the interrelationship between crime and substance use, marriage and health risk behaviors, and longitudinal methodology.
Over the past several years, Dr. Doherty has been investigating a variety of research topics related to crime and substance using the Woodlawn study, which is a prospective and longitudinal study of an urban community population of African Americans followed from age 6 to age 42. Her current research focuses on the criminal careers of African Americans, the conditional effects of desistance from substance use, and the mechanisms underpinning desistance from offending.