CDUHR AIDS Seminar: Injection Drug Use in Rural Communities: The View from West Virginia

January 14

715 Broadway, 12th Floor, Room 1221

Please join CDUHR for a seminar titled Injection Drug Use in Rural Communities: The View From West Virginia featuring Dr. Robin A. Pollini.

Dr. Pollini will provide an overview of injection drug use and its health impacts in rural areas, including a discussion of the factors unique to rural areas that pose challenges for delivery of both prevention and treatment services.

Robin A. Pollini, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry and Epidemiology at West Virginia University. For almost 20 years, Dr. Pollini has been involved in community-based research focused on injection drug use, injection-related health impacts, and health services provision for people who use drugs, with a focus on rural communities. She has led and collaborated on studies funded by the NIH and other funders at a wide range of sites including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, West Virginia, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. Most of her research focuses on how people who use drugs interact with societal structures and how these interactions impact health and decision making. Dr. Pollini holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and MPH and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.