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Project Director, National Development and Research Institutes, Center for Technology and Health
New York, USA
Honoria Guarino, PhD specializes in qualitative, mixed-methods and ethnographic research regarding the social aspects of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Guarino received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. For the past twelve years, she has worked for National Development and Research Institutes directing numerous NIDA-funded research projects relating to issues of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Currently, she serves as Co-Investigator/Ethnographer for a mixed-methods study of nonmedical prescription opioid use and associated patterns of HIV/HCV/STI risk among young adults in New York City. She also directs two clinical trials that have developed and are evaluating technology-based behavioral health interventions – one for chronic pain patients with aberrant opioid-taking behavior and one for opioid-dependent individuals in methadone maintenance treatment.
An emerging research interest concerns the social contexts of drug use and HIV/HCV risk among young, opioid-using immigrants from the former Soviet Union.