The iRACE Team Presents at CPA

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Several iRACERs presented their research at the 2019 Collaborative Perspectives On Addiction Meeting on April 4-6 in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Ennis, Dr. Dunne and Ms. Ferguson each led separate projects examining substance use and health outcomes. The Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) annual conference is sponsored by the Division on Addiction Psychology (50) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The meeting provides scientific programing on cutting-edge research and clinical advances across the addiction field. The theme for the conference focused on addictive behaviors across diverse populations using innovative science to inform clinical practice. Dr. Ennis’ project, Impulsivity and Linkage to Care Among Substance Users in St. Petersburg Russia examined the association between impulsivity and linkage to HIV-care with substance use as a mediator. Ms. Ferguson’ project, Marijuana Use and C-Reactive Protein Levels: Is Marijuana Use Associated with Lower Inflammation? examined the association between recency of marijuana use and CRP in a nationally representative sample of adults. Dr. Dunne’s project, Depression and Prescription Opioid Use Among People Living with HIV: Moderating Role of Impulsivity, examined whether impulsivity moderated the association between depressive symptoms and prescription opioid use among PLWH.