In collaboration with El Punto en la Montaña, our syringe exchange partners in rural Puerto Rico, our team participated in the cleanup of a number of local shooting galleries. There is considerable need, and desire on the part of local PWID, for safe injection spaces.
REACH Lab's Jerreed Ivanich and Kirk Dombrowski joined University of Alaska-Fairbanks partners in collecting baseline fieldwork on the Qungasvik Project led by UAF anthropology Stacy Rasmus and Univ Minnesota-Duluth's James Allen. Great team to work with, and it was work! The project focuses on cultural
Duncan I., Curtis R., Reyes J.C., Abadie R., Khan B., Dombrowski, K. 2017. Hepatitis C serosorting among people who inject drugs in rural Puerto Rico. Preventative Medicine Reports. 6:38–43
Due to the high cost of treatment, preventative measures to limit Hepatitis C (HCV) transmission among people
Abadie, R., Welch-Lazoritz, M., Dombrowski, K., Khan, B. 2017. “Social Determinants of HIV/HCV Co-Infection: A case Study from PWID in Rural Puerto Rico.” Addictive Behaviors Reports.5: 29-32. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2017.01.004
Co-infection correlates with age, longer period of drug use, medical insurance coverage and sexual identity.
Opioid addiction in Vermont has become a crisis. The local chapter of the largest professional design organization, AIGA (American Institute of the Graphic Arts), held a poster show and solicited entries from across the country.
Graphic design students in Professor Colleen Syron's class reworked the posters they had
Professor Colleen Syron, MHDI Faculty Affiliate, asked design students in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts to create a public service campaign to address Dr. Dombrowski’s call to action found in his recent article “The Scope and Scale of Rural Drug Use” in
2016 Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Patrick Habecker, Holly Hagan, Samuel R. Friedman, Mohammed Saad “The Interaction of Human Social Systems and Virus Natural History in the non-Spreading of HIV.” AIDS and Behavior (First Online: DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1568-6)
This article explores how social network dynamics may have reduced
2017 Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Patrick Habecker, Kirk Dombrowski, Angelica Rivera Villegas, Carmen Ana Davila, Yadira Rolón Colón, Sandra Miranda De León, “Differential outcomes for people who inject drugs associated with lack of access to syringe exchange in rural areas.” International Journal of Drug Policy 43(1): 16-22.
This volume of collected essays is a product of the 2016 Minority Health Disparities Initiative writing retreat at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The goal of University of Nebraska's MHDI is to disseminate and translate the research of affiliated university faculty to our community partners and
This week, NPR's "All Things Considered" aired a story on rural opioid problems. Dr. Dombrowski was interviewed as part of this story. Listen to the full segment here.