Merrill C Singer

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint High notes: the role of drugs in the making of Jazz
    Merrill Singer
    Center for Community Health Research, Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 5:1-38. 2006
  2. pmc I love you... and heroin: care and collusion among drug-using couples
    JANIE SIMMONS
    National Development and Research Institutes Medical and Health Research Association of NYC, NY, NY, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 1:7. 2006
  3. pmc Knowledge of AIDS and HIV transmission among drug users in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Neilane Bertoni
    Institute for Scientific and Technological Information and Communication in Health LIS ICICT, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Harm Reduct J 8:5. 2011
  4. pmc Getting the message straight: effects of a brief hepatitis prevention intervention among injection drug users
    Lauretta E Grau
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Harm Reduct J 6:36. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Black 'N Mild and carcinogenic: cigar smoking among inner city young adults in Hartford, CT
    Merrill Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 6:81-94. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Drugs and development: the global impact of drug use and trafficking on social and economic development
    Merrill Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 19:467-78. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Syndemics, sex and the city: understanding sexually transmitted diseases in social and cultural context
    Merrill C Singer
    Hispanic Health Center, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2010-21. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint When the drug of choice is a drug of confusion: embalming fluid use in inner city Hartford, CT
    Merrill Singer
    Center for Community Health Research of the Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 4:73-96. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Dust in the wind: the growing use of embalming fluid among youth in Hartford, CT
    Merrill Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 40:1035-50. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint The social origins and expressions of illness
    Merrill Singer
    Center for Community Health Research, Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Br Med Bull 69:9-19. 2004

Research Grants

  1. EFFECTS OF PARTNER VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION IN DRUG USE
    Merrill Singer; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. SYRINGE ACCESS AND HIV RISK
    Merrill Singer; Fiscal Year: 2002

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint High notes: the role of drugs in the making of Jazz
    Merrill Singer
    Center for Community Health Research, Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 5:1-38. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc I love you... and heroin: care and collusion among drug-using couples
    JANIE SIMMONS
    National Development and Research Institutes Medical and Health Research Association of NYC, NY, NY, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 1:7. 2006
    ..This study presents a more nuanced portrayal by describing the interpersonal dynamics of 10 heroin and cocaine-using couples from Hartford, Connecticut...
  3. pmc Knowledge of AIDS and HIV transmission among drug users in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Neilane Bertoni
    Institute for Scientific and Technological Information and Communication in Health LIS ICICT, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Harm Reduct J 8:5. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc Getting the message straight: effects of a brief hepatitis prevention intervention among injection drug users
    Lauretta E Grau
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Harm Reduct J 6:36. 2009
    ..Issues related to format and language of written materials are discussed...
  5. doi request reprint Black 'N Mild and carcinogenic: cigar smoking among inner city young adults in Hartford, CT
    Merrill Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 6:81-94. 2007
    ..The study highlights the importance of examining regional differences in drug use patterns (Singer et al., 1992)...
  6. doi request reprint Drugs and development: the global impact of drug use and trafficking on social and economic development
    Merrill Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 19:467-78. 2008
    ..The paper emphasizes the need for new approaches for diminishing the burden placed by drugs on development...
  7. ncbi request reprint Syndemics, sex and the city: understanding sexually transmitted diseases in social and cultural context
    Merrill C Singer
    Hispanic Health Center, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2010-21. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint When the drug of choice is a drug of confusion: embalming fluid use in inner city Hartford, CT
    Merrill Singer
    Center for Community Health Research of the Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 4:73-96. 2005
    ..The public health implications of this new wave of PCP use are assessed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dust in the wind: the growing use of embalming fluid among youth in Hartford, CT
    Merrill Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 40:1035-50. 2005
    ..Given the toxic substances that comprise embalming fluid, and the tendency, affirmed in the present study, of the drug to be associated with violent behavior, there is a need to recognize embalming fluid as a drug of concern among youth...
  10. ncbi request reprint The social origins and expressions of illness
    Merrill Singer
    Center for Community Health Research, Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Br Med Bull 69:9-19. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Toward a bio-cultural and political economic integration of alcohol, tobacco and drug studies in the coming century
    M Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Soc Sci Med 53:199-213. 2001
    ..Methodologically, the assessment combined methods and concepts from all of the major subfields of anthropology...
  12. pmc The social geography of AIDS and hepatitis risk: qualitative approaches for assessing local differences in sterile-syringe access among injection drug users
    M Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, Conn 06106, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1049-56. 2000
    ..Preliminary findings from each of these methods are reported to illustrate the methods' value in elucidating the impact of local and regional social factors on sterile syringe access...
  13. pmc Pharmacy access to syringes among injecting drug users: follow-up findings from Hartford, Connecticut
    M Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Public Health Rep 113:81-9. 1998
    ..This chapter reports findings from a four-year follow-up study of current IDU access to over-the-counter (OTC) pharmacy syringes in Hartford, Connecticut...
  14. ncbi request reprint Variation in drug injection frequency among out-of-treatment drug users in a national sample
    M Singer
    Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 24:321-41. 1998
    ..The public health implications of these findings are presented...
  15. ncbi request reprint Under the counter: the diffusion of narcotic analgesics to the inner city street
    James Vivian
    Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 4:97-114. 2005
    ..Other characteristics of this emerging drug user group are explored and the need for future research is highlighted...
  16. ncbi request reprint "Nobody gives a damn if I live or die": violence, drugs, and street-level prostitution in inner-city Hartford, Connecticut
    Nancy Romero-Daza
    Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT, USA
    Med Anthropol 22:233-59. 2003
    ..Exposure to traumatic experiences deepens the dependence on drugs, completing a vicious cycle of violence, substance abuse, and AIDS risk...
  17. ncbi request reprint Public health interventionists, penny capitalists, or sources of risk?: assessing street syringe sellers in Hartford, Connecticut
    Thomas J Stopka
    The Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1345-77. 2003
    ..A qualitative and ethnographic study was conducted in Hartford between 1999 and 2001 to help elucidate the public health risks and benefits of street syringe sellers...

Research Grants8

  1. EFFECTS OF PARTNER VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION IN DRUG USE
    Merrill Singer; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  2. SYRINGE ACCESS AND HIV RISK
    Merrill Singer; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..g., high or low availability of sterile syringes) and actual risk factors (e.g., frequency of infected syringes in circulation). ..