REACH researchers Roberto Abadie, Bilal Khan, and Kirk Dombrowski recently contributed to a paper published in the December issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study's aim was to examine substance use and polysubstance use behaviors in Puerto Rico's PWID communities. Polysubstance use is defined as "consumption
Members of the REACH lab published a paper in Substance Use and Misuse in November titled "Injection Partners, HCV, and HIV Status among Rural Persons Who Inject Drugs in Puerto Rico." REACH researchers Patrick Habecker, Roberto Abadie, and Kirk Dombrowski set out to identify network risks associated with
REACH director Kirk Dombrowski recently contributed to a study on the cultural and health dynamics of Alaska Natives. Wide health outcome disparities exist between Alaska Natives and non-AN relating to cardiovascular health. For instance, AN persons are much more likely to die from heart attack
REACH directors Kirk Dombrowski and Bilal Khan recently contributed to a paper published online at IEEE. The article titled "Evolutionary Game Theory Perspective on Dynamic Spectrum Access Etiquette" investigates the secondary users of dynamic spectrum access networks and the societies' long-term evolution patterns. Read here: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8014421/.
REACH lab's Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) project has partnered with other community organizations on an exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum called "Looking Past Skin: Our Common Threads." The exhibit will be located on the third floor of the museum which is at the intersection
Injection drug users are at exceedingly heightened risk for contracting infectious diseases like Hepatitis C and HIV, and risk behaviors associated with drug use and sexual behavior contribute greatly to the prevalence of HIV and HCV in PWID communities. The injection drug user population in
Researchers have long documented the distressing reality of the high prevalence of mental illness among the homeless population. Moreover, it is well known that homeless women are far too often victimized. The survival needs of homeless women sometimes encourage them to engage in survival sex,
REACH graduate research assistant Ian Duncan presented at the annual American Society of Criminology conference in November. Duncan's presentation titled "Hepatitis C Serosorting Behaviors: An Urban/Rural Comparison" focused on the comparisons of serosorting behaviors in rural and urban Puerto Rico among injection drug users.
Ian Duncan also
Last week, REACH Post Doc, Elspeth Ready, presented on her findings at the annual American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington D.C. Ready's presentation titled "'Who, being loved, is poor?' Employment, food insecurity and domestic partnerships in Nunavik" portrayed the anthropological elements of food insecurity in Canadian Arctic Inuit communities.
UNL's Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative and Holland Computing Center hosted the first-ever Datapalooza this November. Datapalooza was a competitive data analysis event where undergraduates were given a set of data to analyze and later present their results to a panel of judges. REACH undergraduate students