Carrie Ann Langley’s work examines transitions from rural jails to rural communities for adults who experience mental illness. Carrie’s research interests rest with jail to community transitions, rural health, and health policy. Carrie has been a practicing nurse for 16 years, working in a variety of settings from emergency care, quality management, administration, academia, and public health. She is an Army Veteran, having served 8 years in the Army Nurse Corps. She completed her PhD from University of Arizona, College of Nursing in 2020, she also holds a Master’s in Public Health, and is actively pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Psychiatric Mental Health. Carrie is a recipient of the Future of Nursing Scholarship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her PhD, and the Jonas Scholar recipient within her DNP work. Carrie’s current work examines the health policy aspects of rural mental health reimbursement, and collaboration between interdisciplinary partners in supporting transitions from jail to the community for those experiencing mental illness. Carrie serves on the board of a rural border health non-profit, the State of Arizona Committee on Probation, and volunteers in support of public health initiatives.