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New York State International Training & Research Program

US Partner Institutions

The Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) at the NYU College of Nursing, is a not-for profit organization located in New York City and established in 1967 to advance and utilize scientific knowledge toward innovative solutions for substance abuse, mental health problems problems, and related medical and social concerns, especially among high-risk populations. CDUHR's focus has since broadened to reflect the changing nature of urban populations and includes HIV/AIDS prevention and epidemiology, at-risk youth, correlates of urban violence, health needs of drug users, and evaluation of a broad range of service and preventive programs. The interdisciplinary staff and international network of collaborators consist of investigators with expertise in sociology, psychology, anthropology, epidemiology, ethnography, medicine, statistics, and public here.

CDUHR, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is the first center for the socio-behavioral study of substance use and HIV in the United States. The Center is dedicated to increasing the understanding of the substance use-HIV/AIDS epidemic, particularly among individuals in high-risk contexts. The Center's theme is "Discovery to Implementation & Back: Research Translation for the HIV/Substance Use Epidemic." The Center facilitates the development of timely new research efforts, enhances implementation of funded projects and disseminates information to researchers, service providers and policy makers.




The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the leading federal agency in the protection of the health and safety of people at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions and promoting health through strong partnerships. The CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health and health promotion, and educational activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.