This week we've been seeing a lot of news stories focusing on the opioid epidemic in rural and suburban areas of America.
Al Jazeera America ran a story on the suburban drug epidemic this week focusing on the sharp 200% increase in heroin deaths since the
"Homelessness-Related Traumatic Events and PTSD Among Women Experiencing Episodes of Homelessness in Three U.S. Cities", written by Les Whitbeck, Brian Armenta, and Kari Gentzler, has been published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
In this article, we report the prevalence of traumatic events (TEs), lifetime and
An Indiana county at the heart of an HIV outbreak has seen a “significant increase” in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program, state health officials said. There are now 120 confirmed H.I.V. cases and 10 preliminary positive cases tied
A National Science Foundation grant will fund a new summer research program at UNL led by Kirk Dombrowski. The grant aims to train the next generation of scientists in both minority health disparities and social network analysis. The project was featured on UNL Today--read the
Last week, the Guardian published an article focusing on the extremely positive findings of the Proud study in the UK, a study designed to evaluate the impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on preventing HIV infection. This study found an 86% reduction in HIV transmission for
The journal article, Borderline personality disorder and Axis I psychiatric and substance use disorders among women experiencing homelessness in three US cities, has just been published online at Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. The article analyzes data from the homeless women project and was written by Les Whitbeck,
REACH Lab founder, Dr. Dombrowski and REACH post-doctoral field researcher, Dr. Abadie co-authored a letter to the editor that was published in the American Journal of Public Health titled "HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rican People Who Inject Drugs: Policy Considerations". Read the letter here.
As you may know, here at REACH we combine scientific research approaches with the desires and understandings of our community partners to improve community health. Usually, the communities we work with are specific and/or geographically dispersed. For example, last year we completed a study of
Just under six months have passed since we received funding for the Injection Risk Networks project in rural Puerto Rico. Since then, the project team has been working tirelessly to get everything ready for the first data collection phase, which will begin in February 2015. The
The Community Mental Health Journal has just accepted a paper on the experience of homeless women with children, titled "Characteristics of Mothers Caring for Children during Episodes of Homelessness" by Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Les Whitbeck, and Brian Armenta.
This study provides a description of the physical, psychological,