Structural Interventions in Substance Use, Homelessness, HIV and Incarceration

  • Haiti
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  • India
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  • United States of America

Dr. Ghose's research focuses on structural interventions in the areas of incarceration, substance use, homelessness and HIV, both at the domestic and international levels. Here he examines the manner in which contextual factors such as housing, community mobilization, access to mental health care, and organizational characteristics influence substance use and HIV risk. He is currently collaborating with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, The World Bank, and the United Nations on initiatives to end AIDS by 2030 through structural interventions that address the social drivers of risk in marginalized communities around the world. Dr. Ghose works with collectives of sex workers, homeless transgender communities, survivors of natural disasters, and substance users in places such as Philadelphia, New York, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and India to examine the effectiveness of social movement mobilization in reducing HIV risk.