ICR’s work includes research and programming on a wide range of topics related to social justice, disparities, cultural representation, and community partnerships. Our research addresses health and wellbeing across the age spectrum and uses cutting edge social science and participatory research methodologies. Click on the links below for more information and examples of research and programming in each area of ICR’s work:

 

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Project LEAD (Law to Eliminate Abuse and Diversion)Effects of State Laws to Reduce Opioid Diversion on Transitions to Injection Drug Use and HIV/HCV Transmission

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The purpose of this R01 project is to examine the effects of state laws designed to reduce opioid diversion and misuse on the transition to injection drug use and how they vary in implementation across three states.

Participatory System Dynamics Modeling to Simulate HIV Test-and-Treat Improvements

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This study uses community participatory system dynamics (SD) group model building (GMB) and multiple data sources to build a SD computational/simulation model of the HIV care continuum in Greater Hartford, CT as a tool to reduce the epidemic.

HIV Community Viral Load (CVL) Study

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This study is designed to engage multiple community stakeholders, including providers and people with HIV, to develop a comprehensive system dynamics model that can be used to understand how systemic processes affect HIV community viral load (CVL).

A Study of the Risks and Resilience of Unstably Housed Youth

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This pilot study seeks to understand the risks and resilience of unaccompanied unstably housed youth living in small urban areas in Connecticut with high HIV prevalence, and to pilot test an internet-based peer recruitment methodology (webRDS) to reach groups of youth who are not using services.

Alcohol, Sexual Risk and HIV Prevention in Mumbai, India

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This three-year study investigated how alcohol may contribute to  risky sexual activities that lead to HIV transmission among married and unmarried men and their sexual partners in three low income slums in the Mumbai metropolitan area.

Drug use, Housing and HIV risk in Low-Income Urban Residents

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This 4-year study explored the relationship between structural factors of housing (access to housing subsidies and programs, status and stability) and HIV risk among low-income drug users compared to non-drug users.

Microbicides Acceptability among Sex Workers in Southern China

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This 3-year study examined readiness among female sex workers in Hainan and Guangxi Provinces, China, for vaginal microbicides and the female condom to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Project Protect

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This three-year study conducted in Hartford, CT explored readiness for use of vaginal microbicides as HIV prevention among women involved in high-risk activities, such as drug use and risky sex.

Pathways Minority Supplement

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This was a study of the sale and distribution of drugs by urban and suburban Latino youth as source of subsistence in the context of extremely limited economic opportunities.

Urban Lifestyles: Club Drugs, Resource Inequities and Health Risks in Urban Youth

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This cutting-edge study examined the mechanisms through which potentially dangerous new club, dance-related and prescription drugs (often referred to as "designer drugs") were diffusing into the urban environment in Hartford.

Pathways to High-Risk Drug Abuse Among Urban Youth

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This 4-year study identified critical factors responsible for the transition from "soft" or "gateway" drug use to "hard" drug use, including injection drug use, among multiethnic inner city young adults in Hartford, CT.

Rollin’ and Dustin’: Pathways to Urban Life Styles

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This traveling exhibit, a collaboration of ICR and the Hartford Animation Institute, was designed to present almost 10 years of research findings on the lifestyles and drug use of young people in Hartford, CT.