October 11 RINS Lecture Features Cui Yang

October 1, 2013

On Friday October 11 at 12:00 noon in room 245, the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences presents the first RINS lecture of the year. Dr Cui Yang (Johns Hopkins) will present "Alcohol Use Among Populations at Greater Risk for HIV:  Findings from China and Baltimore, MD."

Dr. Yang's research is concerned with HIV risk behaviors and substance use, particularly with disadvantaged communities in both domestic and international settings.  Her research activities have centered around three areas: 1) to utilize advanced statistical techniques to evaluate HIV prevention interventions; 2) to adopt social network theory, measurement and analysis to examine social and contextual factors associated with HIV and substance use risks, and 3) to explore social determinants of health disparities of substance use and HIV.