Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program
Tania Miah


Tania Miah


Tania Miah



Improving Mental Health for Inmates at the Erie County Holding Center

Tania Miah, Social Work
Faculty Mentor: Professor Tonya Myles-Day, Social Work

Tania is a senior majoring in Social Work who is graduating in the spring of 2021. She has a passion for advocating for social justice issues, including those experienced among the prison population. After graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in Social Work at the University at Buffalo and aspires to a career working with children.

During her fellowship, Tania created a survey that was administered to the staff at the Erie County Holding Center. Based on her survey results, news articles, and an official report by the prison, she proposed new ideas to help reduce the deaths at the Erie County Holding Center. Tania proposed effective communication strategies within the different departments, as well as implementing more training focused around trauma-informed care and a new screening tool for inmates as they undergo processing procedures.

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