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.
Dr. Kirk Dombrowski of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council. Read the full story here.
"Prescription painkillers and heroin are fueling a rise in drug overdoses in communities across the country. According to research on the epidemic, some of America’s rural areas are particularly at risk for opioid addiction and abuse."
Dr. Dombrowski contributed to this new story by NET News
Why Is The Opioid Epidemic Hitting Rural America Particularly Hard? by Luke Runyon, Harvest Public Media
A new article was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer that focuses on one of Puerto Rico's solutions to the heroin crisis--a program called "AirBridge" which exports addicts to mainland cities, like Philadelphia, promising beautiful treatment facilities and jobs. Unfortunately, the reality addicts find in Philly is