Health, Society and Populations

“Socially Integrated Multidisciplinary Epidemiology, Prevention, and Care in Public Health”

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Nursing Building, Room 115


Samuel R. Friedman, PhD, is Director of the Institute for Infectious Disease Research at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Theoretical Synthesis Core in the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research. Dr. Friedman is an author of about 450 publications on HIV, STI, and drug use epidemiology and prevention, including pieces in Nature, Science, Scientific American, the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, the American Journal of Epidemiology, and the American Journal of Public Health. Recent research projects have included a study of social factors, social networks and HIV, STI and other blood-borne viruses among youth and drug injectors in a high-risk community; a study of socioeconomic and policy predictors of the extent of injection drug use, of HIV epidemics, and of HIV prevention efforts in US metropolitan areas; a longitudinal study of how the HIV epidemics and related programs among people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, and heterosexuals in US metropolitan areas are associated with each other; and the development of novel measures to understand how structural interventions or Big Events/Complex Emergencies affect variables related to HIV risk networks and behaviors. Honors include the International Rolleston Award of the International Harm Reduction Association (2009), the first Sociology AIDS Network Award for Career Contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS (2007), a Lifetime Contribution Award, Association of Black Sociologists (2005), and a NIDA Avant Garde Award for research on Preventing HIV Transmission by Recently-Infected Drug Users.

Sleep Study: Sociology's Mairead Eastin Moloney Interviewed for Live Science

A recent online article contemplated what life might look like if there were a cure for sleep, and the possible sociological impacts that would follow.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Mairead Moloney

The Department of Sociology is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Mairead Moloney to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.


This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.


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Office Hours with Katherine Rogers-Carpenter and Erin Koch

Episode seven of Office Hours is here! Join us as we talk to Doctor Katherine Rogers-Carpenter and Doctor Erin Koch their work and interests. Talking points include the new Health, Society and Populations major, visual rhetoric, and tuberculosis from both scientific and artistic points of view.

Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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