Lindsey Eldred Kozecke

Lindsey Eldred Kozecke

Research Scholar, Senior

External Address: 
Room 209 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
+1 919 450 7678

Lindsey Eldred Kozecke is a Research Scholar at Duke University. She first joined Duke in 2005, shortly after earning her law degree from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. She began her research at Duke in the Center for Health Policy (now known as the Global Health Institute), and joined the Department of Economics in 2009. Ms. Eldred Kozecke focuses her research on the intersection of health and the law. Her current research focuses on substance use and misuse, treatment courts, and legal levers used to prevent child maltreatment. She has also worked on medical malpractice, co-authoring a book on the subject published by MIT Press. Along with PI Frank Sloan, she designed a three wave survey of drinking and driving behaviors and surveyed 1600 individuals in eight U.S. cities. This survey has resulted in the publication of several peer-reviewed papers. Along with her research responsibilities, Ms. Kozecke holds other professional positions. She is currently the managing editor of the American Journal of Health Economics. She is also licensed to practice law in both New York and North Carolina.

Sloan, FA, McCutchan, SA, and Eldred, LM. "Alcohol-Impaired Driving and Perceived Risks of Legal Consequences." Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research 41, no. 2 (February 2017): 432-442. Full Text

Sloan, FA, Gifford, EJ, Eldred, LM, and McCutchan, SA. "Does the probability of DWI arrest fall following participation in DWI and hybrid drug treatment court programs?." Accident; analysis and prevention 97 (December 2016): 197-205. Full Text

Eldred, LM, Gifford, EJ, McCutchan, SA, and Sloan, FA. "Factors predicting prosecution of child maltreatment cases." Children and Youth Services Review 70 (November 2016): 201-205. Full Text

Sloan, F, Eldred, L, McCutchan, S, and Platt, A. "Deterring Rearrests for Drinking and Driving." Southern Economic Journal 83, no. 2 (October 2016): 416-436. Full Text

Gifford, EJ, Eldred, LM, Evans, KE, and Sloan, FA. "Criminally Involved Parents Who Misuse Substances and Children's Odds of Being Arrested as a Young Adult: Do Drug Treatment Courts Mitigate the Risk?." Journal of child and family studies 25, no. 8 (August 2016): 2447-2457. Full Text

Eldred, LM, and Gifford, EJ. "Empirical evidence on legal levers aimed at addressing child maltreatment." Children and Youth Services Review 60 (January 2016): 11-19. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gifford, EJ, Sloan, FA, Eldred, LM, and Evans, KE. "Intergenerational effects of parental substance-related convictions and adult drug treatment court participation on children's school performance." The American journal of orthopsychiatry 85, no. 5 (September 2015): 452-468. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sloan, FA, and Eldred, LM. "Do preferences of drinker-drivers differ?." International journal of health economics and management 15, no. 2 (June 2015): 241-268. Full Text

Gifford, EJ, Eldred, LM, Vernerey, A, and Sloan, FA. "How does family drug treatment court participation affect child welfare outcomes?." Child abuse & neglect 38, no. 10 (October 2014): 1659-1670. Full Text Open Access Copy


Sloan, F, and Chepke, L. Medical Malpractice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

Selected Grants

The Intergenerational Effects of the Criminal Justice System on Children's Health awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

The Intergeneration Effects of Criminal Justice Policies on Substance Use Crimes awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

American Journal of Health Economics awarded by American Society of Health Economists (Editorial Manager). 2014 to 2018

Deterring Drunk Driving: Beliefs, Preferences, Outcomes, and Welfare Implications awarded by National Institutes of Health (Research Analyst). 2009 to 2016

Effects of drug treatment courts on outcomes of adults and their children awarded by National Institutes of Health (Associate in Research). 2012 to 2016

Reducing Child Maltreatment Using Legal Interventions awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Investigator). 2013 to 2015

Public Health Law and Child Abuse Prevention awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Investigator). 2013

Deterrent Effect of Specialty Courts for DWI Offenders awarded by National Institutes of Health (Research Associate). 2010 to 2013