In the past 10 years, Dr. Owen has concentrated her work in the areas of women, prisons and crime, gender-specific programming, drug treatment systems, program evaluation and applied research methods. She has provided training for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in such areas as operational practices for women offenders, staff sexual misconduct, women and community corrections and improving health care for women offenders. At present, she is involved in a variety of research projects. Most recently, she is Co-Principal Investigator of a major report for the NIC, Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders Prior to CSU, Dr. Owen was a Senior Researcher with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.