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
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