Health, Society and Populations

Power Struggles: Addiction, War, and Other Forms of Conflict in Ukraine

The Health, Society, and Populations Program is thrilled to be the primary sponsor for Dr. Carroll's visit. Her talk, free and open to the public, is from 4:00-5:30 PM in the theater of the Marksbury building on Rose Street.

Abstract: In the last decade, significant global health resources have been allocated to contain the emergent and frequently co-occurring epidemics of HIV, TB, and drug use in Ukraine. A substantial portion of available treatment services for these diseases is supplied  by international donors. As a consequence, integrated TB, HIV, and addiction treatment programs for 'high-risk' individuals have become quasi-experimental staging areas for standardized, directly observed treatment protocols such as monitored methadone therapy and DOTS. Based on 18 months of fieldwork throughout Ukraine, this paper explores the trajectory of opiate users through internationally funded treatment efforts and the roles they are forced to play in the morally-charged social and political distinctions at the heart of the geopolitical conflict in this region.

Dr. Jennifer J. Carroll is a postdoctoral NIH research fellow at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and an affiliated researcher at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University:

Co-Sponsors: UKY College of Public Health, Health Behavior Department; UKY College of A&S Departments of Anthropology and Sociology; UKY College of Medicine Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR). 

Photo Credit: Jennifer J. Carroll

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Theater, Marksbury Building

Office Hours (WRFL) October 2014

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


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.

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

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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We're All Friends Here

A Healthier Understanding of Society

Health doesn’t end at biology - there are many societal and environmental factors that can play a crucial role. The University of Kentucky will be introducing a new Health, Society, and Populations program that will be focused on approaching health illness from a social and structural standpoint in order to recognize the diverse factors that influence well being and available health services. In this podcast, Erin Koch, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, and Carrie Oser, a professor in the Department of Sociology, discuss the new program, its potential impact on the study of health and medicine, and what they are most excited for as co-directors.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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