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Lana D. Harrison

LANA D. HARRISON (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Michigan, 1988) is a Scientist at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, and a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. She served as the Center’s Associate Director from 1994-2004. Harrison has been the PI of two NIDA-funded studies—a study on the Validity of Self-Reported Drug Use, and an international study of the youth drugs-violence nexus. She has served as the Co-PI on six other NIDA-funded studies on topics ranging from treatment with incarcerated populations to HIV/AIDS prevention. Dr. Harrison is currently working with other Center staff on the Criminal Justice-Drug Abuse Treatment Study. Prior to joining the Center and UD, Harrison was a statistician at NIDA and a Social Science Analyst at the National Institute of Justice. She has worked on 3 of the largest epidemiological drug surveys in the U.S.—The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, the Monitoring the Future Survey, and the Drug Use Forecasting Study. Her research interests focus on the drug-crime nexus, drug epidemiology, treatment efficacy, and international drug policy. She has authored or coauthored over 65 publications in these areas.

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