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Seminar Series - Patrick Habecker


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Target Audiences:
RDAR Center, (402) 472-2243,
Join us for our virtual May Seminar Series event featuring a presentation by Patrick Habecker on “The First 600: What We Learned about 600 People Who Use Drugs in the Great Plains.”

This presentation will describe the learnings from the first wave of the longitudinal cohort of people who use drugs in the Great Plains. Recruited over an 18-month time-period, all participants completed a survey that covered social connections, social support, recent illicit substance use, HIV/HCV risk factors, mental health, and experiences with law enforcement. Through a primarily descriptive presentation you will become familiar with the types of questions that were asked, and the experiences of the first 600 people that were interviewed.

Patrick Habecker earned a PhD in Sociology with a minor in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln(UNL) in 2017. Afterwards, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on rural people who inject drugs before taking his current position as a Research Assistant Professor at UNL. His research looks at how stigma towards people who use drugs is associated with support for drug policies and awareness of harm reduction techniques to reduce overdose deaths with a focus on largely rural and non-coastal settings.

This virtual seminar is FREE and OPEN to the public. Register Here to Attend:

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