Dr. Brooke West, SIG affiliate and Assistant Professor of Social Work at the Columbia University School of Social Work, recently published several papers on women who inject drugs, authored a book chapter on behavioral interventions, and contributed to a guide on substance use. In addition, she began data collection for her Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) funded Pilot Study on HIV and Overdose among Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder in NYC.
West, B. S., Abramovitz, D. A., Gonzalez-Zuniga, P., Rangel, G., Werb, D., Cepeda, J., ... & Strathdee, S. A. (2020). Drugs, discipline and death: Causes and predictors of mortality among people who inject drugs in Tijuana, 2011–2018. International Journal of Drug Policy, 75, 102601.
West, B. S., Becerra Ramirez, M., Bristow, C. C., Abramovitz, D. A., Vera, A., Staines, H., ... & Proyecto Mujer Mas Segura. (2020). Correlates of trichomoniasis among female sex workers who inject drugs in two Mexico-US border cities. International journal of STD & AIDS, 0956462420929463.
Jain, J. P., Strathdee, S., West, B., Gonzalez-Zuniga, P., Rangel, G., & Pitpitan, E. (2020, May). SEX DIFFERENCES IN THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CORRELATES OF INJECTION RISK AMONG PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS IN MEXICO. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE 54: S64-S64).
Jain, J. P., Abramovitz, D., Strathdee, S. A., Gonzalez-Zuniga, P., Rangel, G., West, B. S., & Pitpitan, E. V. (2020). Sex Work as a Mediator Between Female Gender and Incident HIV Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs in Tijuana, Mexico. AIDS and Behavior, 1-12.
Tempalski, B., Williams, L. D., West, B. S., Cooper, H. L., Beane, S., Ibragimov, U., & Friedman, S. R. (2020). Predictors of historical change in drug treatment coverage among people who inject drugs in 90 large metropolitan areas in the USA, 1993–2007. Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy, 15(1), 3.
Book Chapter in recently published book
Zweben A and BS West. (2020). “Intervening Around Behaviors.” In: Begun AL and MM Murray (Eds), Handbook of Social Work Addictive Behaviors. London: Routledge.
Ms. West was a contributor to the recently released CSWE Substance Use Curricular Guide.
Ms. West also presented research at two conferences, including the International AIDS Society Conference and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Conference.