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,
Predictors of Police Reporting Among Hispanic Immigrant Victims of Violence
in RACE AND JUSTICE
The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of police reporting among Hispanic immigrant victims of violence. A sample of 127 Hispanic immigrants was generated through a chain-referral procedure
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,
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
A method for determining the size of the underground cash economy
for commercial sex in seven US cities
Bilal Khan (Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, John Jay College, CUNY)
Mitch Downey (Department of Economics, University of San Diego)
Meredith Dank (Urban Institute, Washington D.C.)
Kirk Dombrowski (Department of Sociology,
Respondent-driven sampling to assess outcomes of sexual violence: a methodological assessment
ABSTRACT: Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is pervasive in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Survivors of sexual violence encounter numerous challenges and women with a sexual violence-related pregnancy (SVRP) face even more complex sequelae.
Authors: Holly Hagan, Joshua Neuer, Ashly E Jordan, Don C Des Jarlais, Jennifer Wu, Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, R Scott Braithwaite and Jason Kessler
Title : Hepatitis C virus infection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
"Hepatitis C virus incidence among HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM): the role of non-injection drug use"
Has been accepted for the 76th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. The conference will take place in June 2014, in San Juan, Puerto
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