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
The United States is battling the biggest heroin epidemic in decades. CNN's Deborah Feyerick traveled the country to find the people and the towns fighting the war against the drug that has taken on a new, powerful form and is indiscriminately claiming the lives of
"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