University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Patricia Case

Research Appointment

Patricia Case

Patricia Case
Research Assistant Professor

Senior Research Scientist
The Fenway Institute
  • Ph.D. Harvard School of Public Health, 1997
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Both by training and inclination as a social scientist, I have used an interdisciplinary approach to research in the field of infectious disease and behavior. I primarily focus on HIV, and HIV-related risk and resilience at the intersection of individual behavior and social policy, using "mixed method" approaches that combine ethnographic and epidemiologic methods. This approach has allowed me to uncover the behavioral and policy underpinnings of drug-related HIV and hepatitis risk. Emergent drug patterns and the twin epidemics of methamphetamine abuse and HIV are a particular interest of mine, especially with respect to rural drug patterns of methamphetamine abuse in New England. My current work on NIH-funded projects includes:

  • an assessment of the implementation of rapid drug and HIV policy assessment and response projects in Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Kazakhstan.
  • development of new methods of using GIS to estimate HIV prevalence in hidden populations.
  • development of new methods to test adulterants in club drugs used by men who have sex with men.
  • evaluating the risk and HIV and HCV prevalence among injection drug users at the border in Tijuana and Cd. Juarez, Mexico.

Representative Publications

  • Brouwer KC, Case P, Ramos R, Magis-Rodriguez C, Bucardo J, Patterson TL, Strathdee SA. Trends in production, trafficking, and consumption of methamphetamine and cocaine in Mexico. Substance Use and Misuse. 2006;41:707-27.
  • Boehmer U, Case P. Physicians don't ask, sometimes patients tell: Disclosure of sexual orientation among women with breast cancer. Cancer 2004, 101:1882-9.
  • Case P, Austin SB, Hunter DJ, Manson JE, Malspeis S, Willett WC, Spiegelman D. Sexual orientation, health risk factors, and physical functioning in the Nurses' Health Study II. Journal of Women's Health 2004; 13:1037-1051.
  • Case P, Meehan T, Jones TS. Arrests and incarceration of injection drug users for syringe possession in Massachusetts: Implications for HIV prevention. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology 1998; 18 Suppl 1; S71-5.
  • Case P, Beckett GA, Jones TS. Access to syringes in Maine: Pharmacy practice after the 1993 repeal of the syringe prescription law. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology 1998; 18 Suppl 1: S94-101.
  • Wolf RC, Case P, Pagano M. Estimation of the prevalence of injection drug use in greater Boston in 1993. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 1998; 30: 21-4.
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