Dr. Roberto Abadie has published a new paper with his colleague Kathleen Heaney in Dialectical Anthropology titled "We can wipe an entire culture": Fears and Promises of DNA Biobanking among Native Americans. Read the full paper here.
This paper explores Native American perceptions on DNA biobanking.
Dr. Dombrowski was a guest on the latest episode of Health Matters with Larry Williams. They discuss the Minority Health Disparities Initiative at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and other health related research projects.
Watch the whole episode below:
The journal article “Prospective Childhood Risk Factors for Gang Involvement among North American Indigenous Adolescents” has been accepted for publication at Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. The article analyzes data from the Healing Pathways project and was written by Dane Hautala, Kelley Sittner Hartshorn and Les Whitbeck.
The purpose of the
A few weeks ago Patrick Habecker traveled to northern Alaska to begin working on the Developing Effective Proximal Care to Prevent Rural Alaska Native Youth Suicide project in the field. The grant was developed by Dr. Lisa Wexler at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Dr. Kirk
Dombrowski, Khan, & Reyes' new NIH/NIDA funded grant, Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico, was featured on UNL Today last week. This project will study HIV risk among injection drug users in central rural Puerto Rico (including the areas of Cayey, Cidra, Aguas Buenas,
July 2014-April 2017. “Developing Effective Proximal Care to Prevent Rural Alaska Native Youth Suicide”
Kirk Dombrowski and Lisa Wexler, Principal Investigators (in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, $706,603).
The rate of suicide for rural, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth represents a significant health disparity. AI/AN suicide
PIs Kirk Dombrowski (UNL), Bilal Khan (CUNY), Juan Carlos Reyes (UPRMC); Project Director Melissa Welch Lazoritz (UNL); Senior Investigators Roberto Abadie (UNL), Camila Gelpi-Acosta (CUNY); Consultants Richard Garfein (UCSD); Ric Curtis (CUNY)
Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico
The most recent HIV surveillance data from the Centers for
The article, "Mental and substance use disorders from early adolescence to young adulthood among indigenous young people: final diagnostic results from an 8-year panel study", was recently published online first at Social Psychiatry and Epidemiology. Les Whitbeck, Kelley Sittner Hartshorn, Devan Crawford, Melissa Walls, Kari
Despite the epidemiological reality of ongoing HIV infection in Puerto Rico, the public health infrastructure related to HIV/AIDS and substance abuse in the territory is severely lacking, as reflected in alarmingly high rates of morbidity/mortality among people who inject drugs (PWID). Because of this, HIV
Assessing Respondent Driven Sampling for Network Studies in Ethnographic Contexts
Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Joshua Moses, Emily Channell, and Evan Misshula
Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) is generally considered a methodology for recruiting “hard-to-reach” populations for social science research. More recently, Wejnert has argued that RDS analysis can