Honoria Guarino, PhD
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy - Research Associate Professor
PhD, Anthropology, University of Arizona
MA, Anthropology, University of Arizona
BA, Anthropology/Fine Arts, New York University
Research Interests
Opioid use and misuse, Development and evaluation of behavioral interventions for drug use and HIV/HCV prevention, eHealth/mHealth, Sociocultural contexts of risk

Honoria Guarino is a Research Associate Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Dr. Guarino is an anthropologist who specializes in mixed-methods, qualitative and ethnographic research on drug use and HIV/HCV infection. Her work focuses on the influence of multi-level contextual factors on vulnerability and resilience to the negative health impacts of drug use, and the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions, especially technology-based interventions, for people who use drugs and those vulnerable to HIV/HCV. Dr. Guarino has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous federally-funded studies with a broad range of drug-using populations, including young adults who use opioids and people who inject drugs, as well as immigrants from the former Soviet Union, migrant Puerto Ricans in New York City and opioid-treated chronic pain patients.

Principal Investigator, Ending HIV and Taming HCV and Overdose Among Puerto Rican PWID in New York City: The Ganchero Intervention. Active
Principal Investigator, Developing and Implementing an Innovative Methodology for Evaluating Participant Engagement in Technology-Based Behavioral Health Interventions. Completed
Principal Investigator, Mobile Intervention for Opioid-Using Military Veterans with Chronic Pain. Completed
Principal Investigator, Opioid Use and HIV/HCV Risk Among Immigrant Youth from the Former Soviet Union. Completed
Principal Investigator, Preventing Injection: An mHealth Intervention That Leverages Social Networks to Prevent Progression to Injection Among Young Opioid Users. Completed
Principal Investigator, Staying Safe Intervention: Preventing HCV Among Youth Opioid Injectors. Completed


Jessell L, Mateu-Gelabert P, Guarino H, Fong C (2024).
Why young women who use opioids are at risk for rape: The impact of social vulnerabilities and sexually coercive drug using contexts
Violence Against Women, 50 (5), 1035-1052. doi: 10.1177/10778012221137921.

Hernandez M, Guarino H, Kozlowski S, Srivastava A, Schenkel R, Tapia T, Seabrook TB, Nash D, Irvine MK (2024).
Addressing mental health barriers in HIV care coordination is crucial to providing optimal HIV/AIDS care
AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 38 (3), 107-114. doi: 10.1089/apc.2023.0240.

Guarino H, Frank D, Quinn K, Kim D, Gile K, Ruggles K, Friedman SR, Mateu-Gelabert P (2023).
Syndemic factors associated with non-fatal overdose among young opioid users in New York City
Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1195657. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1195657. PMCID: PMC10332320.

Mateu-Gelabert P, Sabounchi NS, Guarino H, Ciervo C, Joseph K, Eckhardt BJ, Fong C, Kapadia SN, Huang TTK (2022).
Hepatitis C virus risk among young people who inject drugs
Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 835836. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.835836. PMCID: PMC9372473.

Bennett AS, Guarino H, Britton PC, O'Brien-Mazza D, Cook SH, Taveras F, Cortez J, Elliott L (2022).
U.S. military veterans and the opioid overdose crisis: A review of risk factors and prevention efforts
Annals of Medicine, 54 (1), 1826-1838. doi: 10.1080/07853890.2022.2092896. PMCID: PMC9262363.

Dr. Guarino's Google Scholar Profile
Selected Press
Janie Simmons and Honoria Guarino provided training on how to administer naloxone as part of International Overdose Awareness Day.