In collaboration with El Punto en la Montaña, our syringe exchange partners in rural Puerto Rico, our team participated in the cleanup of a number of local shooting galleries. There is considerable need, and desire on the part of local PWID, for safe injection spaces.
May 2017 Ph.D. Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
Dissertation: “Who Do You Know: Improving and Exploring the Network Scale-Up Method”
Committee: Kirk Dombrowski & Lisa A. Kort-Butler (co-chairs), Jolene D. Smyth, Lisa Sample
Minor: Survey Research and Methodology
REACH Lab's Jerreed Ivanich and Kirk Dombrowski joined University of Alaska-Fairbanks partners in collecting baseline fieldwork on the Qungasvik Project led by UAF anthropology Stacy Rasmus and Univ Minnesota-Duluth's James Allen. Great team to work with, and it was work! The project focuses on cultural
Duncan I., Curtis R., Reyes J.C., Abadie R., Khan B., Dombrowski, K. 2017. Hepatitis C serosorting among people who inject drugs in rural Puerto Rico. Preventative Medicine Reports. 6:38–43
Due to the high cost of treatment, preventative measures to limit Hepatitis C (HCV) transmission among people
Abadie, R., Welch-Lazoritz, M., Dombrowski, K., Khan, B. 2017. “Social Determinants of HIV/HCV Co-Infection: A case Study from PWID in Rural Puerto Rico.” Addictive Behaviors Reports.5: 29-32. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2017.01.004
Co-infection correlates with age, longer period of drug use, medical insurance coverage and sexual identity.
Opioid addiction in Vermont has become a crisis. The local chapter of the largest professional design organization, AIGA (American Institute of the Graphic Arts), held a poster show and solicited entries from across the country.
Graphic design students in Professor Colleen Syron's class reworked the posters they had
Professor Colleen Syron, MHDI Faculty Affiliate, asked design students in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts to create a public service campaign to address Dr. Dombrowski’s call to action found in his recent article “The Scope and Scale of Rural Drug Use” in
Last month, REACH Lab Directors Bilal Khan and Kirk Dombrowski presented updated research on estimating the size of hidden and hard-to-reach populations using social network and mobile phone methods. The paper can be found in the Cornell ArXiv here. More developed drafts including additional simulation
2016 Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Patrick Habecker, Holly Hagan, Samuel R. Friedman, Mohammed Saad “The Interaction of Human Social Systems and Virus Natural History in the non-Spreading of HIV.” AIDS and Behavior (First Online: DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1568-6)
This article explores how social network dynamics may have reduced
2016 Kirk Dombrowski, Patrick Habecker, G. Robin Gauthier, Joshua Moses, and Bilal Khan, “Relocation Redux: Labrador Inuit population movements and inequalities in the land claims era”, Current Anthropology 57(6): 785-805.
The importance of community relocation experiences for aboriginal land claims movements is well documented; the role