Affiliation: Brown University
- Syringe access, syringe sharing, and police encounters among people who inject drugs in New York City: a community-level perspectiveLeo Beletsky
Northeastern University School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Division of Global Public Health, UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA Electronic address
Int J Drug Policy 25:105-11. 2014..Previously, no community-level data had been collected to identify the prevalence or correlates of police encounters reported by IDUs in the United States...
- Police education as a component of national HIV response: lessons from KyrgyzstanLeo Beletsky
Northeastern University School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Boston, USA Division of Global Public Health, UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, USA Electronic address
Drug Alcohol Depend 132:S48-52. 2013..With input from civil society, trainings covering HIV prevention science, policy, and occupational safety were developed and delivered to cadets and active-duty police across Kyrgyzstan...
- Harmonizing disease prevention and police practice in the implementation of HIV prevention programs: Up-stream strategies from Wilmington, DelawareBasha Silverman
Brandywine Counseling and Community Services Inc, 2713 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE, 19805, USA
Harm Reduct J 9:17. 2012..abstract:..
- Policy reform to shift the health and human rights environment for vulnerable groups: the case of Kyrgyzstan's Instruction 417Leo Beletsky
School of Law and Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
Health Hum Rights 14:34-48. 2012....
- Bundling occupational safety with harm reduction information as a feasible method for improving police receptiveness to syringe access programs: evidence from three U.S. citiesCorey S Davis
University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Campus Box 7411, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
Harm Reduct J 6:16. 2009....
- The law (and politics) of safe injection facilities in the United StatesLeo Beletsky
Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1719 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Am J Public Health 98:231-7. 2008..Given legal uncertainty, and the similar experience with syringe exchange programs, we recommend a process of sustained health research, strategic advocacy, and political deliberation...
- The roles of law, client race and program visibility in shaping police interference with the operation of US syringe exchange programsLeo Beletsky
Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Addiction 106:357-65. 2011..To determine the comparative levels of and associations between policing interference and characteristics of US syringe exchange programs (SEPs)...
- Prevalence, characteristics, and predictors of police training initiatives by US SEPs: building an evidence base for structural interventionsL Beletsky
UCSD School of Medicine, Division of Global Public Health, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 119:145-9. 2011..Policing targeting injection drug users (IDUs) can interfere with SEP functioning. Efforts to maximize the public health benefit of SEPs have included police trainings designed to reduce such interference...
- Police training to align law enforcement and HIV prevention: preliminary evidence from the fieldLeo Beletsky
Division of Global Public Health, UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA 92093 0507, USA
Am J Public Health 101:2012-5. 2011..Training that combines occupational safety with syringe access content can help align law enforcement with public health goals. Additional research is needed to assess street-level effect and to inform intervention tailoring...
- Syringe confiscation as an HIV risk factor: the public health implications of arbitrary policing in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, MexicoLeo Beletsky
Division of Global Public Health, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
J Urban Health 90:284-98. 2013..Using a public health lens to conceptualize abuse as a structural risk factor, we advocate for multi-prong prevention, systematic monitoring, and evidence-based intervention response to deleterious police practices...
- Prevalence and predictors of transitions to and away from syringe exchange use over time in 3 US cities with varied syringe dispensing policiesTraci C Green
School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 111:74-81. 2010..Interactions with police around drug paraphernalia may encourage SEP use for some IDUs and may provide opportunities for other health interventions...
- Examining the Spatial Distribution of Law Enforcement Encounters among People Who Inject Drugs after Implementation of Mexico's Drug Policy ReformTommi L Gaines
Division of Global Public Health, School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0507, La Jolla, CA, 92093 0507, USA
J Urban Health 92:338-51. 2015..There is a need for law enforcement training and improved monitoring of policing tactics to better align policing with public health goals. ..
- Mexico's "ley de narcomenudeo" drug policy reform and the international drug control regimeTim K Mackey
Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Harm Reduct J 11:31. 2014..We also advocate that drug policy reforms and future governance efforts should be based on empirical evidence, emphasize harm reduction practices, and integrate evidence-based evaluation and implementation of drug reform measures. ..
- Mexico's northern border conflict: collateral damage to health and human rights of vulnerable groupsLeo Beletsky
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, USA
Rev Panam Salud Publica 31:403-10. 2012..To compare distributions of human rights violations and disease risk; to juxtapose these patterns against demographic and structural environmental variables, and to formulate implications for structural interventions...
- Police Encounters Among Needle Exchange Clients in Baltimore: Drug Law Enforcement as a Structural Determinant of HealthLeo Beletsky
Leo Beletsky is with the School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA At the time of the study, Jess Cochrane was with the Northeastern University School of Law and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Chris Serio Chapman, Jennifer Han, and Natanya Robinowitz were with the Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD Susan G Sherman and Anne L Sawyer were with the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore Marina Smelyanskaya is an independent consultant in Baltimore
Am J Public Health 105:1872-9. 2015..We piloted a monitoring mechanism to document police encounters around programs targeting people who inject drugs (PWID), and assessed their demographic predictors at 2 Baltimore, Maryland, needle exchange program (NEP) sites...
- HIV, drugs and the legal environmentSteffanie A Strathdee
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA Electronic address
Int J Drug Policy 26:S27-32. 2015..Public health and criminal justice professionals can work synergistically to shift the legal environment away from one that exacerbates HIV risks to one that promotes safe and healthy communities. ..