Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Julia Dickson-Gomez studies HIV prevention among drug users in the United States and El Salvador and is also interested in the influence of structural factors on HIV risk. Her research explores the effects of housing policy on drug users' access to housing, variations in housing status and housing options of drug users, and levels of HIV risk related to these factors. Dr. Dickson-Gomez's work also explores macro- and micro-social contexts of crack use and HIV risk in communities in El Salvador. She has used qualitative methods to evaluate network-based HIV prevention interventions for drug users and at-risk women.