REACH Lab Publishes First Policy Brief "Investing in the Safety and Health of Nebraska Communities Through the Authorization and Implementation of Syringe Services Programs"
The spread of hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pose a great risk to rural and urban Nebraska communities. Between
REACH researcher Roberto Abadie recently led a new publication on establishing trust among people who inject drugs when researching HIV and hepatitis C. The paper was published in PLoS ONE in December of 2018 and focuses on how trust forms between researchers and participants.
Memory Manda came to the University of Nebraska in January 2018 as a recipient of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty grant for HIV Research Training. In Manda's native country of Zambia, the Nebraska Center for Virology researchers have found that those with HIV
Gladys Godinez, a participant in the Minority Health Disparities Initiative's Health Voice Vision project, was recently interviewed by Chuck Schroeder, the Directer of the Rural Futures Institute. In this episode of Catch of with Chuck, Gladys discusses a collaboration with a committed leadership team in the Lexington, Nebraska community that aims to build a
The 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
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
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
Postdoc Elspeth Ready gave a talk to the Department of Human Behavior, Ecology, and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, on October 19th, on using social network analysis to examine how food sharing contributes to community food security and climate change resilience