Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Sabriya Linton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on identifying socio-contextual determinants of substance use and HIV, with particular interest in determining how community development and housing conditions influence these outcomes. As a NIDA-funded researcher, she has investigated the impacts of urban redevelopment, gentrification, and other place-based characteristics, inluding affordable housing, housing discrimination, and spatial access to health services on HIV/HCV risk behaviors, HIV outcomes, homelessness, and social networks among people who use drugs in Baltimore, Atlanta, and among a nationwide sample of people who inject drugs recruited to participate in CDC surveillance. Recent awards from the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, and Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions also support Dr. Linton’s collaborative efforts to investigate the burden and socio-contextual determinants of adolescent opioid use in Baltimore; elicit community-wide perspectives on revitalizing public housing to improve Baltimore residents’ health, and investigate the associations of gentrification with social polarization, violence and sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents and adults in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wednesday, August 1
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM