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.

Enhancing Community Capacity for Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse

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ICR is working with the West Hartford Substance Abuse Prevention Commission (WHSAPC) and community partners to develop a community needs assessment and strategic plan to reduce prescription drug misuse among West Hartford youth and young adults, with particular attention to minority, high-risk youth.

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.

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. 

Smokeless Tobacco Project

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This 3-year study of a "slum" community in Mumbai identified outlets and available forms of smokeless tobacco and examined women’s smokeless tobacco practices in relation to their reproductive health.

Translation of the Risk Avoidance Partnership (RAP) for Drug Treatment Clinic Implementation

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The goal of this 3-year study was to translate the Risk Avoidance Partnership (RAP) project for implementation in outpatient drug treatment clinics and to pilot test the modified intervention in two methadone clinics.

MDMA Project

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The purpose of this study was to discover whether and in what ways MDMA contributes to sexual behavior and decision making, and when its use is associated with lack of protection.