Many of our articles are copyrighted by the journals in which they appear. Those which are open access are available here via hyperlink. This is not intended be a comprehensive list and, though updated regularly, does not include all publications by team members. In addition, we include here only articles published since 2010.

2019. Wexler, L., Rataj, S., Ivanich, J., Plavin, J., Mullany, A., Moto, R., … & Dombrowski, K. (2019). Community mobilization for rural suicide prevention: Process, learning and behavioral outcomes from Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide (PC CARES) in Northwest Alaska. Social Science & Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.05.028.

2019. Reyes, J. C., Welch-Lazoritz, M., Zayas-Martinez, L., Khan, B., & Dombrowski, K. (2019). Prevalence and Risk Factors associated with Homelessness among Drug Users in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, 38(1). doi:


2018. Ready, E., & Power, E. A. (2018). Why wage earners hunt. Current Anthropology, 59(1), 000. doi: 10.1086/696018

2018. Abadie, R., Gelpi-Acosta, C., Davila, C., Rivera, A., Welch-Lazoritz, M., & Dombrowski, K. (2018). “It Ruined My Life”: The effects of the War on Drugs on people who inject drugs (PWID) in rural Puerto Rico. International Journal of Drug Policy, 51, 121-127. doi:

2018. Lee, H. W., Melson, M., Ivanich, J., Habecker, P., Gauthier, G. R., Wexler, L., … & Dombrowski, K. (2018). Mapping the structure of perceptions in helping networks of Alaska Natives. PloS one, 13(11), e0204343. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204343.

2018. Duncan, I., Habecker, P., Hautala, D., Khan, B., & Dombrowski, K. (2018). Injection-related hepatitis C serosorting behaviors among people who inject drugs: An urban/rural comparison. Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2018.1425950.

2018. Thrash, C., Welch-Lazoritz, M., Gauthier, G., Khan, B., Abadie, R., Dombrowski, K., … & Rolon Colon, Y. (2018). Rural and urban injection drug use in Puerto Rico: Network implications for human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus infection. Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse, 17(2), 199-222. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2017.1326864.

2018. Kim, J., ElRayes, W., Anthony, R. S., Dombrowski, K., & Watanabe-Galloway, S. (2019). A Review of Health Survey Research for People with Refugee Background Resettled from Africa: Research Gaps and Methodological Issues. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 6(1), 160-181. Doi: 10.1007/s40615-018-0511-0.

2018. Hautala, D., Abadie, R., Thrash, C., Reyes, J. C., & Dombrowski, K. (2018). Latent risk subtypes based on injection and sexual behavior among people who inject drugs in rural Puerto Rico. The Journal of Rural Health, 34(3), 236-245. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12262.

2018. Khan, B., Lee, H. W., Fellows, I., & Dombrowski, K. (2018). One-step estimation of networked population size: Respondent-driven capture-recapture with anonymity. PloS one, 13(4), e0195959. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195959.

2018. Khan, B., Duncan, I., Saad, M., Schaefer, D., Jordan, A., Smith, D., … & Dombrowski, K. (2018). Combination interventions for Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis reduction among people who inject drugs: An agent-based, networked population simulation experiment. PloS one, 13(11), e0206356. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206356.

2018. Gauthier, G. R., Francisco, S. C., Khan, B., & Dombrowski, K. (2018). Social Integration and Domestic Violence Support in an Indigenous Community: Women’s Recommendations of Formal Versus Informal Sources of Support. Journal of interpersonal violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260518768567.

2018. Habecker, P., Abadie, R., Welch-Lazoritz, M., Reyes, J. C., Khan, B., & Dombrowski, K. (2018). Injection partners, HCV, and HIV status among rural persons who inject drugs in Puerto Rico. Substance use & misuse, 53(7), 1128-1138. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1400562.

2018. Shattal, M. A., Wisniewska, A., Al-Fuqaha, A., Khan, B., & Dombrowski, K. (2017). Evolutionary game theory perspective on dynamic spectrum access etiquette. IEEE Access, 6, 13142-13157. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2736520.

2018. Wisniewska, A., Shattal, M. A., Khan, B., Al-Fuqaha, A., & Dombrowski, K. (2018, April). Emergence of pecking order in social Cognitive Radio societies. In IEEE INFOCOM 2018-IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS) (pp. 305-311). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/INFCOMW.2018.8407008.

2018. Shattal, M. A., Wisniewska, A., Khan, B., Al-Fuqaha, A., & Dombrowski, K. (2018). From Channel Selection to Strategy Selection: Enhancing VANETs Using Socially-Inspired Foraging and Deference Strategies. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 67(9), 8919-8933. doi: 10.1109/TVT.2018.2853580.

2018. Habecker, P., Welch-Lazoritz, M., & Dombrowski, K. (2018). Rural and Urban Differences in Nebraskans’ Access to Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Prescription Pills. Journal of Drug Issues, 48(4), 608-624. doi: 10.1177/0022042618786717.

2017. Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Patrick Habecker, Kirk Dombrowski, Angelica Rivera Villegas, Carmen Ana Davila, Yadira Rolon Colon, and Sandra Miranda de Leon. “Differential access to syringe exchange and other prevention activities among people who inject drugs in rural and urban areas of Puerto Rico.” International Journal of Drug Policy. 43:16-22. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.011

2016 Kirk Dombrowski, Kelley Sittner, Devan Crawford, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Patrick Habecker, and Bilal Khan. “Network Approaches to Substance Use and HIV/Hepatitis C Risk among Homeless Youth and Adult Women in the United States: A Review.” Health. 8: 1143-1165. doi: 10.4236/health.2016.812119.

2016 Anthony Marcus, Kirk Dombrowski, and Dane Hautala. “Color-conscious Anti-racism: Bias and Opportunity in the Violent Victimization of Central American Migrants in Long Island, NY.” Human Organization. 75(2):168-180. doi:

2016 Lisa Weller, Diane McEachern, Gloria DiFulvio, Cristine Smith, Louis F. Graham, and Kirk Dombrowski. “Creating a Community of Practice to Prevent Suicide Through Multiple Channels: Describing the Theoretical Foundations and Structured Learning of PC CARES.” International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 36(2):115-122. doi:10.1177/0272684X16630886

2016 Bilal Khan, Yuri Cantor, and Kirk Dombrowski. “Attractor-Based Obstructions to Growth in Homogeneous Cyclic Boolean Automata.” Journal of Computer Science and Systems Biology. 8(6):341-353.

2016 Roberto Abadie, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Camila Gelpi-Acosta, Juan Carlos Reyes, and Kirk Dombrowski. “Understanding differences in HIV/HCV prevalence according to differentiated risk behaviors in a sample of PWID in rural Puerto Rico.” Harm Reduction Journal. 13:10. DOI: 10.1186/s12954-016-0099-9

2016 Les Whitbeck, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Devan Crawford, and Dane Hautala. “Administration for Children Youth & Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau Street Outreach Program Data Collection Study Final Report“.

2016 Brian Armenta, Les Whitbeck, and Patrick N. Habecker. “The Historical Loss Scale: Longitudinal Measurement Equivalence and Prospective Links to Anxiety among North American Indigenous Adolescents.” Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 22(1):1-10.

2016 Brian Armenta, Kelley Sittner Hartshorn, and Les Whitbeck. “Predicting the Onset of Alcohol Use and the Development of Alcohol Use Disorder among Indigenous Adolescents.” Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12506

2015 Habecker, Patrick, Kirk Dombrowski, and Bilal Khan. “Improving the Network Scale-Up Estimator: Incorporating Sums of Ratios, Sampling Weights, and Recursive Back Estimation.” PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143406. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143406.

2015. Kelley Sittner and Dane Hautala. “Aggressive Delinquency among North American Indigenous Adolescents: Trajectories and Predictors.” Aggressive Behavior. Prepublished September 9, 2015, doi: 10.1002/ab.21622

2015. Dane Hautala, Kelley Sittner, and Les Whitbeck. “Prospective Childhood Risk Factors for Gang Involvement among North American Indigenous Adolescents.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. Prepublished May 8, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1541204015585173

2015. Luz M. López, Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Phillippe Bourgois, Helena Hansen, Roberto Abadie, Kirk Dombrowski, and Ric Curtis. “HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rican People Who Inject Drugs: Policy Considerations.”   Am J Public Health doi: 10.2015/AJPH.2014.302387.

2015. “We Can Wipe out an Entire Culture”: Fears and Promises of DNA Biobanking among Native Americans. Roberto Abadie and Kathleen Heaney. Dialect Anthropol. 39:305-320

2015 Deadric T. Williams, Jacob E. Cheadle, and Bridget J. Goosby. “Hard Times and Heart Break: Linking Economic Hardship and Relationship Distress.” Journal of Family Issues 36: 924-950

2015 Goosby, Bridget J., Sarah Malone, Elizabeth Richardson, Jacob Cheadle, and Deadric T. Williams. “Perceived Discrimination and Markers of Cardiovascular Risk among LowIncome African American Youth.” American Journal of Human Biology 27: 546-552

2015 Les B. Whitbeck, Brian E. Armenta, and Kari C. Gentzler. “Homelessness-Related Traumatic Events and PTSD Among Women Experiencing Episodes of Homelessness in Three U.S. Cities.” Journal of Traumatic Stress. doi: 10.1002/jts.22024

2015 Les Whitbeck, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, and Brian Armenta. “Borderline Personality Disorder and Axis I Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders among Women Experiencing Homelessness in Three U.S. Cities.” Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1026-1

2015  Brian Armenta, Dane Hautala, and Les Whitbeck. “The Utility of the Prototype/Willingness Model in Predicting Alcohol Use among North American Indigenous Adolescents.” Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0038978

2015  Margarette Kading, Dane Hautala, Laura Palombi, Benjamin Aronson, Reid Smith, and Melissa Walls. “Flourishing: American Indian Positive Mental Health.” Society & Mental Health.  doi:10.1177/215686931557048

2014 Dane Hautala, Kirk Dombrowski, and Anthony Marcus. “Predictors of Police Reporting among Hispanic Immigrant Victims of Violence.” Race and Justice. doi: 10.1177/2153368714554717

2014  Bilal KhanKirk Dombrowski, and Mohammad Saad. “A stochastic agent-based model of pathogen propagation in dynamic multi-relational social networks.” Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

2014 Bilal Khan, Kirk Dombrowski, Ric Curtis and Travis Wendel. “Estimating Connectivity in RDS Derived Samples Using Spanning Tree Completions.” Social Networking

2014 Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Joshua Moses, Emily Channell, and Ric Curtis. “Sampling Social Divisions in a Rural Inuit Community.” Identities vol 21 (2).

2014  Melissa Welch-LazoritzLes Whitbeck, and Brian Armenta. “Characteristics of Mothers Caring for Children During Episodes of Homelessness.” Community Mental Health Journal. 51(8):913-920. doi: 10.1007/s10597-014-9794-8

2014 Dane Hautala, Kelley Sittner Hartshorn, Brian Armenta, and Les Whitbeck. “Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Dating Violence among North American Indigenous Adolescents.” Youth & Society. doi: 10.1177/0044118X14559503

2014 Melissa Walls, Dane Hautala, and Jenna Hurley. “Rebuilding Our Community: Hearing Silenced Voices on Aboriginal Youth Suicide.” Transcultural Psychiatry, 51(1):47-72.

2013 Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Katherine McLean, Travis Wendel, Evan Misshula, Samuel Friedman, Ric Curtis. “A re-examination of connectivity trends via Exponential Random Graph modeling in two IDU risk networks.” Substance Use and Misuse 48 (14): 1485-1497.

2013 Cheadle, Jacob E., Michael Stevens, Deadric T. Williams, and Bridget J. Goosby. “The Differential Contributions of Teen Drinking Homophily to New and Existing Friendships: An Empirical Assessment of Assortative and Proximity Selection Mechanisms.” Social Science Research 42: 1297-1310

2013 Samuel Friedman, Milagros Sandoval, Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, Diana Rossi, Marya Gwadz, Kirk Dombrowski, Pavlo Smyrnov, Tetyana Vasylyeva, Enrique Pouget, David Perlman. “Theory, Measurement and Hard Times: Some Issues for HIV/AIDS Research.” AIDS and Behavior 17(6):1915-25.

2013 Bilal Khan, Kirk Dombrowski, Mohammad Saad, and Katherine McLean. “Network Firewall Dynamics and the Subsaturation Stabilization of HIV” Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society 2013 (1): 1-16.

2013 Cheadle, Jacob E. and Deadric T. Willliams. “The Role of Drinking in New and Existing Friendships across High School Settings.” Health 5: 18-25

2013 Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Emily Channell, Joshua Moses, Kate McLean, and Evan Misshula, “Kinship, Family and Exchange in a Labrador Inuit Community” Arctic Anthropology 50(1): 89-104.

2013 Kirk Dombrowski, Ric Curtis, Samuel R. Friedman, and Bilal Khan “Topological and Historical Considerations for Infectious Disease Transmission among Injecting Drug Users in Bushwick, Brooklyn (USA)” World Journal of AIDS 3(1):1-9.

2013 Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Joshua Moses, Emily Channell, and Evan Misshula “Assessing Respondent Driven Sampling for Network Studies in Ethnographic Contexts”. Advances in Anthropology 3(1): 1-9.

2013 Kirk Dombrowski, Emily Channell, Bilal Khan, Joshua Moses, and Evan Misshula, “Out on the Land: Income, Subsistence Activities and Food Sharing Networks in Nain, Labrador” Journal of Anthropology 2013: 1-11.

2012 Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Travis Wendel, Katherine McLean, Evan Misshula and Ric Curtis, “Estimating the Size of the Methamphetamine-Using Population in New York City Using Network Sampling Techniques”, Advances in Applied Sociology 2(4): 245-252.

2012 Kirk Dombrowski, “Is Better Drug Policy a Matter of Knowing Whose Pants Are on Fire?  A Comment on Freidman et al’s ‘Has US Drug Policy Failed? And How Could We Know?”  Substance Use and Misuse 47(13-14): 1412-1413.

2011 Yuri Cantor, Bilal Khan, and Kirk Dombrowski, “Heterogeneity and Its Impact on Thermal Robustness and Attractor Density”, Complex Adaptive Systems, Cihan H. Dagli (ed). Procedia Computer Science, Volume 6, pages 15-21.

2010 Anonymous and Kirk Dombrowski, “Re-entry: a Guide to Success?” Dialectical Anthropology 34(4): 477-481.

2010 Kirk Dombrowski, “Culture and Praxis in Post-Modern Times.” Focaal: The Journal European Anthropology 56(1): 81-89.

2010 Kirk. Dombrowski, “The White Hand of Capitalism and the End of Indigenism as We Know It.”  The Australian Journal of Anthropology 21:129-140.