Project Leaders

RISC: Capturing Rural Injection Risk Network Structures from Continuous-time Interaction Data

The RISC project aims to understand the unique networks and structural risk factors associated with rural drug use in order to understand and lessen the potential for epidemics, even if current infection rates are low.

Led by Dr. Jeffery SmithAssociate Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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CLASS: Cognitive, Large - And Small - Scale

is a cognitive neuroscience battery for assessing disruptions in core cognitive processes across multiple rural drug-abuse sub-populations

Led by Dr. Matthew JohnsonAssistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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TEAMS: Testing the Efficacy of Ibudilast to Attenuate Meth-Seeking and Associated Synaptic Inflammation at the Synapse

Led by Dr. Gurudutt Pendyala Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Pilot Projects

Interpersonal Conflict and Drug Use in the Great Plains

This project aims to create a dynamic multi-level network model that utilizes relationship characteristics and contextual factors to better understand the interpersonal context of rural drug use.

Led by Dr. Robin GauthierAssistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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