Theses Doctoral

Assessing the impact of criminal justice system involvement on injection drug and sexual HIV risks in three key-affected populations

Marotta, Phillip

Despite increased involvement in the criminal justice system among populations of migrants, people who inject drugs, and drug-involved men in community corrections, few studies investigate associations between involvement in the criminal justice system and sexual and injection drug risks among these key-affected populations and their intimate partners. To address these gaps the following dissertation study investigated the association between exposures to the criminal justice system and sexual and injection drug risks among three key affected populations: 1) male labor migrants in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2) people who inject drugs and their intimate partners in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and 3) drug-involved men in community corrections in New York City, NY in the United States. Using the three-paper model, the following dissertation sheds new insights into how exposures to the risk environment shape sexual and injection HIV risks to inform HIV prevention research and practice with populations disproportionately involved in criminal justice systems.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Social Work
Thesis Advisors
El-Bassel, Nabila
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
April 26, 2019