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Nevada, Reno: PhD Student Presents at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt Conference

Ms. Laura Johnson, 2nd year Social and Behavioral Health (SBH) PhD student, presented at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt conference in Montreal, Canada in June. The findings from her research highlighted how medical mistrust and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing for women at risk of HIV are influenced by properties of social networks, in addition to individual characteristics.

This work was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Karla Wagner (SBH), Dr. Brandon Koch (bBiostatistics), MPH student Ms. Lea Moser (Health Administration and Policy), and collaborators at Indiana University and the University of California, San Diego. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA038185). Ms. Johnson is now exploring how she can apply social network analysis techniques to other public health and social issues, such as substance abuse stigma and student academic success.

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