ResearchProjects

Community Developed Technology-Based Messaging to Increase SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Among People Who Inject Drugs
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: June 2021 - April 2025
Principal Investigator: Aronson, Ian
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

People who inject drugs (PWID) experience disproportionate risk of being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, yet due to stigma, fear of mistreatment, and other factors, PWID are far less likely to be vaccinated compared to other populations. This study will collaborate a prominent community based organization serving African American and Latino PWID. The study will explore baseline hesitancy to vaccinate among PWID, identify barriers to vaccination, and then develop and evaluate messaging designed to increase COVID-19 vaccination among our target population of PWID through a clinical trial.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER