Join Us! DC CFAR Drug User Health Scientific Interest Group (SIG)

Are you interested in Drug User Health? With the growing concern over the presence of the opioid epidemic in DC and its intersections with HIV/AIDS epidemic, this led to the formation of the DC CFAR Drug User Health Scientific Interest Group (SIG). Formerly known as the Opioid Research SIG, the group changed its name to reflect a broader, more holistic approach to addressing the health of people who use drugs (PWUD). This broader approach includes not only HIV-associated health outcomes, but also health outcomes associated with other issues commonly faced by PWUD, including but not limited to hepatitis and other infectious and chronic diseases, mental health, addiction and drug dependence, overdose prevention, socioeconomic disparity, and criminal justice involvement.
The overarching goal of the SIG is to share information about current research and research needs, as well as facilitate community-academic partnerships that can develop research to address issues relevant to PWUD health. The Drug User Health SIG meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 12:00pm-1:30 pm (lunch provided).  All are welcome!
List of Current Partner Members:
  • American University
  • Children's National
  • Community Education Group
  • DC Department Behavioral Health
  • DC Health
  • Family Medical and Counseling Services
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • GIII Associates
  • HealthHIV
  • HIPS-Harm Reduction Experts
  • Howard University
  • Institute for Public Health Innovation
  • UCHAPS: Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services
  • Whitman-Walker Health