Author Archives: ISA

ISA Showcased in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy

The Institute for Scientific Analysis is showcased in the recent issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy Vol. 19 No. 6, 2012.  Included are an essay on the history and intellectual foundations of the ISA by Dr. Craig Reinarman, Sociologist at UC Santa Cruz; conceptual and methodological developments of gang research at ISA over the […]

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Dr. Sheigla Murphy Receives Funding for “A Qualitative Study of Older and Younger Marijuana Users”

Over the last forty years, public perceptions of marijuana use have undergone a number of changes. When Baby Boomers were teenagers and young adults, marijuana use was broadly accepted among youth cultures, but by the late 1980s, marijuana use, as well as other so-called “soft” drug use, was widely socially disparaged. Today the pendulum is […]

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Dr. Sheigla Murphy Receives Funding for “A Qualitative Study of Non-medical Prescription Stimulant Use”

“Dr. Sheigla Murphy, with Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Paloma Sales were awarded a National Institute on Drug Abuse funding for “A Qualitative Study of Non-medical Prescription Stimulant Use”.   This mixed methods study will be done in the San Francisco Bay Area and will explore the intersection of individual factors, including life stage and social location that […]

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New articles published in Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and Public Service Review: European Science & Technology

The latest published journal articles from members of our research team: Hunt, Geoffrey, Moloney, Molly and Fazio, Adam. (2011). Embarking on large-scale qualitative research: Reaping the benefits of mixed methods in studying youth, clubs and drugs. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 28(5-6): 433-452. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/v10199-011-0040-1 Frank, Vibeke Asmussen and Hunt, Geoffrey. (2011). Social science research […]

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ASA-ATOD Award to Dr. Sheigla Murphy

Sheigla Murphy, PhD,  Senior Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Analysis,  received the Senior Scholar award by the American Society of Sociology’s Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco section, at their annual  meeting in August.  This award is given based on accomplishments in publication, grants and overall contribution to the sociology of alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

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Dr. Geoffrey P. Hunt Appointed Professor

Dr. Geoffrey P. Hunt, Senior Scientist at ISA has been appointed Professor at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (CRF), School of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Aarhus in Denmark    http://crf.au.dk/en/ An affiliation between the Institute for Scientific Analysis and CRF in Aarhus  has been established to encourage collaborative research endeavors […]

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New articles published in Appetite, Journal of Youth Studies, and Qualitative Health Research

Our latest peer-reviewed journal articles: Hunt, Geoffrey, Fazio, Adam, MacKenzie, Kathleen and Moloney, Molly. (2011). Food in the family. Bringing young people back in. Appetite, 56(2): 394-402. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2011.01.001 Moloney, Molly, Hunt, Geoffrey P., Joe-Laidler, Karen and MacKenzie, Kathleen. (2011). Young mother (in the) hood: Gang girls’ negotiation of new identities. Journal of Youth Studies, 14(1): […]

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Drugs and Culture: Knowledge, Consumption and Policy now published

Hunt, Geoffrey, Milhet, Maitena and Bergeron, Henri. (Eds.). (2011). Drugs and Culture: Knowledge, Consumption and Policy. Surrey: Ashgate. Edited by Geoffrey Hunt, Institute for Scientific Analysis, USA, Maitena Milhet, French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, France and Henri Bergeron, Sciences Po, France Drugs and Culture: Knowledge, Consumption and Policy Current approaches to drugs […]

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Sheigla Murphy to Serve on NIH Study Section Review Panel

At the invitation of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Sheigla Murphy will serve as a member of the Community Influences on Health Behavior Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2014.  Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time […]

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Youth, Drugs, and Nightlife now published

Hunt, Geoffrey, Moloney, Molly and Evans, Kristin. (2010). Youth, Drugs, and Nightlife, London: Routledge. Youth, Drugs, and Night Life examines the relationships between the electronic dance scene and drug use for young ravers and clubbers today. Based on over 300 interviews with ravers, DJ’s and promoters, Hunt, Moloney, and Evans examine the different social groupings […]

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