Improving the Network Scale-Up Estimator: Incorporating Means of Sums, Recursive Back Estimation, and Sampling Weights
Patrick Habecker ,
Researchers interested in studying populations that are difficult to reach through traditional survey methods can now draw on a range of methods to access
A Method for Determining the Size of the Underground Cash Economy for Commercial Sex in Seven US Cities
Bilal Khan, Mitch Downey, Meredith Dank, Kirk Dombrowski,
In The Oxford Handbook of The Economics of Prostitution, pp. 348-368. Oxford University Press
"Network Approaches to Substance Use and HIV/Hepatitis C Risk among Homeless Youth and Adult Women in the United States: A Review"
Kirk Dombrowski, Kelley Sittner, Devan Crawford, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Patrick Habecker, Bilal Khan
During the United States economic recession of 2008-2011, the number of homeless and unstably
Current Rural Drug Use in the US Midwest
Kirk Dombrowski, Devan Crawford, Bilal Khan and Kimberly Tyler
Abstract The nature and challenge of illicit drug use in the United States continues to change rapidly, evolving in reaction to myriad social, economic, and local forces. While the use
REACH Lab was contracted by the US Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a study of young people experiencing homelessness in eleven cities nationwide. Through this study, we found a large subset of homeless young people identified as LGBT. Melissa Welch-Lazoritz was interviewed by
The federal government is making a big push to account for homeless youth across the United States. Three years ago, REACH Lab worked on a study commissioned across 11 major cities – including Omaha – by the Department of Health and Human Services to shed
Melissa Welch-Lazoritz was featured on BYU Radio's Julie Rose Show to discuss the findings of the nationwide homeless youth data collection project, which REACH Lab conducted under a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families. In this episode, we
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children & Families released the full report on the Street Outreach Program Data Collection Project!
Dr. Les Whitbeck and his REACH Lab team (including Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Devan Crawford, and Dane Hautala) were contracted to run a
Doctoral candidate Patrick Habecker recently presented a paper titled, “Understanding Social Network Size Variation among Nebraskans Using the Network Scale-up Method” at the annual International Sunbelt Social Network Conference in a session focused on network data collection. The presentation focused primarily on a new estimation
A new paper analyzing the Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico phase 1 data has been published in Harm Reduction Journal. Read the full article here.
Understanding differences in HIV/HCV prevalence according to differentiated risk behaviors in a sample of PWID in rural Puerto Rico
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