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Robert Booth, PhD         Robert E. Booth, PhD

 

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Email:  Dr. Booth

Recent Publications

 

Robert E. Booth, PhD

Professor


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder. Principal Evaluator, Problem-Drinking Felon Program, Southwest Denver Community Health Mental Health Center. Principal Evaluator, Hospital Improvement Project III, Fort Logan Mental Health Center, Denver, 1974 - 1976    

Director of Research and Evaluation, Southwest Denver Community Mental Health Center, Denver 1975 - 1977    

Director of Research and Evaluation, Colorado Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Denver, 1976 - 1987    

Director of Institutional Research (80%) and Research Coordinator for Project Safe (20%), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1987 - 1990    

Assistant Professor (1990-1995); Associate Professor (1995-1999); Professor (2000-present) Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1990 - present


 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Chair, Monitoring and Data Management Sub-Committee for the Cooperative Agreement, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1990-1993.

Chair, Central Region Cooperative Agreement Grantees, Community Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1992 - 1995.

Member, Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, 1999 – 2002.
Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council’s liaison to DAIDS/NIAID, 2000-2002.

Memberships

  • Community Epidemiology Work Group, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1978 -1987
  • American Public Health Association, 1992 – Present
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 1994 – Present.
  • International Harm Reduction Association, 2004 – Present.
  • International AIDS Society, 2006 – Present.

 

 

Honors:

Federal Research Fellow, University of Colorado, 1970 – 1972

Fellow, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 2006

Award for Excellence in Global Health, University of Colorado Center for Global Health, 2010.

International Drug Abuse Research award for Excellence in Mentoring, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2015.

Assistant Editor: Journal of Drug Issues, 1995 - present; AIDS and Behavior

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

 


SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

Grants and Contracts:

Recent/Ongoing Research Support

Life Course Investigation of People Who Inject Drugs
Grant  RO1 DA039072.  National Institute on Drug Abuse
2015 – 2020, $2,764,056
Role: Principal Investigator
                                                      
Genetics and Progression of Early-onset Substance Dependence and HIV Risk
Grant R01 DA035804. National Institute on Drug Abuse
2014 – 2019
Role: Co-Investigator                                                          

The Impact of Medical Marijuana in Metropolitan Denver
Grant R01 DA031816.  National Institute on Drug Abuse
2011 - 2016, $2,665,460
Role: Principal Investigator

The Impact of Medical Marijuana in Metropolitan Denver
Grant R01 DA031816-04S1.  National Institute on Drug Abuse
2013 - 2015
Role: Principal Investigator

Peer Leaders as HIV Risk Reduction Change Agents among IDUs in Ukraine
Grant RO1 DA026739.  National Institute on Drug Abuse
2010 – 2014; $2,536,845
Role: Principal Investigator  

Reduction of drug use and HIV risk among out-of-treatment methamphetamine users
Grant R01 DA026741-02; National Institute on Drug Abuse
2010-2015; $2,889,276
Role: Co-Investigator

Structural Barriers to HIV Prevention and Treatment with IDUs in Ukraine
Grant R21 DA024590.  National Institute on Drug Abuse
2009 – 2011; $336,585
Role: Principal Investigator

Understanding the Role of Power in Drug Use and HIV Risk Behaviors among Non-Injecting Drug Users
Grant R21 DA024574.  National Institute on Drug Abuse
2009 – 2011; $344,472
Role: Principal Investigator

Intervention to Reduce Injection Drug Use
Grant RO1 DA09832.  National Institute on Drug Abuse
1995-2012; $7,373,382
Role: Principal Investigator

 

 Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (out of +150 publications)

Booth RE, Davis JM, Dvoryak S, Brewster JT, Lisovska O, Strathdee SA, Latkin CA.  HIV incidence among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Ukraine:  results from a clustered randomized trial.  The Lancet HIV.  2016 Oct; 3 (10):e482-489.  

Booth RE, Davis JM, Brewster JT, Lisovska O, Dvoryak S.  Krokodile injectors in Ukraine:  Fueling the epidemic?  AIDS and Behavior.  Published online June 2, 2015.

Corsi KF, Dvoryak S, Garver-Apgar C, Davis JM, Brewster JT, Lisovska O, Booth RE.  Gender differences between predictors of HIV status among PWID in Ukraine.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  2014;138:103-108. 

Booth RE.  Krokodil and other home-produced drugs for injection:  A perspective from Ukraine.  International Journal of Drug Policy. 2013;24:277-278. 

Booth RE, Dvoryak S, Min S-J, Brewster JT, Wendt WW, Corsi KF, Semerik O, Strathdee SA.  Law enforcement practices associated with HIV infection among injection drug users in Odessa, Ukraine.   AIDS and Behavior.   Online: June 11 2013.

Corsi KF, Lehman WE, Sung-Moon M, Lance SP, Speer N, Booth RE, Shoptaw S.  The feasibility of interventions to reduce HIV risk and drug use among heterosexual methamphetamine users.  AIDS and Clinical Research.  ISSN:2155-6133 JAR open access journal; 2012.

Booth RE, Lehman WE, Latkin, CS, Dvoryak S, Brewster JT, Royer MS, Sinitsyna L.  Individual and network interventions with injection drug users in five Ukraine cities.  American Journal of Public Health.  2011;101:336-343. 

Booth RE, Campbell BK, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Tillotson C, Choi D, Robinson J, Calsyn D, Mandler R, Jenkins L, Thompson L, Dempsey C, Liepman M, McCarty D.  Reducing HIV-related risk behaviors among injection drug users in residential detoxification.  AIDS and Behavior.  2011;15:30-44.

Strathdee SA, Hallett TB, Bobrova N, Booth RE, Abdool R, Hankins CA.  HIV and risk environment for injecting drug users:  the past present, and future.  Lancet.  2010;379:268-284.. 

Booth RE, Lehman WE, Dvoryak S, Brewster JT, Sinitsyna L.  Interventions with injection drug users in Ukraine.  Addiction.  2009;104:1864-1873.
   
Booth RE, Lehman WE, Latkin CA, Brewster JT, Sinitsyna, Dvoryak S.  Use of a peer leader intervention model to reduce needle-related risk behaviors among drug injectors in Ukraine.  Journal of Drug Issues.  2009; Spring: 1945-1962.     
   
Corsi KF, Lehman WE, Booth RE.  The effect of methadone on positive outcomes for injection drug users.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.  2009;37:120-126.

Booth RE, Lehman WE, Kwiatkowski CF, Brewster JT, Sinitsyna, Dvoryak S.  Stimulant injectors in Ukraine:  the next wave of the epidemic?  AIDS and Behavior.  2008;12:652-661.

Booth RE, Lehman WE, Brewster JT, Sinitsyana L, Dvoryak S.  Gender differences in sex risk behaviors among Ukraine injection drug users.  Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  2007;46:112-117. 

Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Salomonson-Sautel S, Sakai JT, Booth RE.  Gender similarities and differences in antisocial behavior syndromes among injection drug users.  American Journal on Addictions.  2007;16:372-382.

Booth RE, Strathdee SA.  Baseline findings from the third collaborative injection drug users study/drug users intervention trial (CIDUS III/DUIT).  Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  2007;91 Suppl 1:S1-S3.

Booth RE, Kwiatkowski CF, Brewster JT, Sinitsyna L, Dvoryak S.  Predictors of HIV serostatus among drug injectors at three Ukraine sites.  AIDS.  2006;20:1-7. 

Booth RE, Kwiatkowski CF, Mikulich-Gilbertson, Brewster JT, Salomsonsen-Sautel S, Corsi KF, Sinitsyna L.  Predictors of risky needle use following interventions with drug injectors in Ukraine.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  2006; S49-S57. 

Booth RE, Macdonald M, Liebert M, Rader L, Burns R, DiMaria J, Copersino M, Stabile PQ, Kolodner L, Li, R.  Effect of prize-based incentives on outcomes in stimulant abusers in outpatient psychosocial treatment programs:  a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study.  Archives of General Psychiatry.  2005;62:1148-1156. 

Booth RE, Corsi, KF, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK. Factors associated with methadone maintenance treatment retention among street-recruited injection drug users.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  2004;74:177-185.   

Booth RE, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Brewster JT, Salomonson-Sautel S, Semerik O.  Predictors of self-reported HIV infection among drug injectors in Ukraine.  Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  2004;35:82-88.

Booth RE, Kennedy JK, Brewster JT, Semerik O.  Drug injectors and dealers in Odessa, Ukraine.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.  2003;35:419-426.

Booth RE, Corsi KF, Mikulich SK.  Improving treatment to methadone maintenance among out-of-treatment drug users.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.  2003;24:305-311. 

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