Dr. Guarino is an anthropologist who specializes in mixed-methods, qualitative and ethnographic research on drug use and HIV/HCV infection. Much of her work involves the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions, especially technology-based interventions, for people who use drugs and other groups at risk for blood-borne disease. She also conducts research to examine the influence of multi-level contextual factors on vulnerability and resilience to the negative health impacts of drug use. Dr. Guarino has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous federally-funded studies with a broad range of drug-using populations and other vulnerable groups, including young adults who use opioids, people who inject drugs, immigrants from the former Soviet Union, migrant Puerto Ricans in New York City and chronic pain patients. Prior to coming to CUNY, Dr. Guarino was the Director of the Center for Technology and Health at National Development and Research Institutes in New York City. She is also an Affiliated Investigator with the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at the NYU College of Global Public Health and the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College.
- PhD in Anthropology from University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- MA in Anthropology from University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- BA in Anthropology/Fine Arts (Art History) from New York University, New York, NY
Research InterestsOpioid use, misuse and treatment, development and evaluation of behavioral interventions for drug use and HIV/HCV risk, eHealth/mHealth, sociocultural contexts of risk
- Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research, NYU College of Global Public Health
- Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, Dartmouth College