Carrie Oser received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia in 2004 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology with an appointment in the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (http://cdar.uky.edu/) and the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Oser is the PI on a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supported R01 project designed to understand how drug use and criminality are related to health disparities, particularly HIV, and service utilization among African American drug using and non-drug using women across criminal justice status (i.e., prison, probation, and non-offenders in the community). She is also PI on a NIDA K01 career development award which is examining the impact of clients’ characteristics, the counselor context, and the treatment facilities’ attributes on client-level behavioral treatment outcomes in both rural and urban areas.
In addition, Dr. Oser is a Co-PI on two other NIDA supported projects which are engaging in CJ-DATS cross-site studies to develop and test systems-level models that integrate public health and public safety approaches for criminal-justice involved adults with drug abuse disorders as well as examining the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) among rural drug users using social network analysis. She has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and AIDS Care. Dr. Oser’s research interests include health services, health disparities, HIV risk behaviors/interventions, as well as substance abuse among either rural and/or criminal justice populations.
Oser, C., Leukefeld, C., Staton-Tindall, M., Duvall, J., Garrity, T., Stoops, W., Falck, R., Wang, J., Carlson, R., Sexton, R., Wright, P., & Booth, B. (2011). Criminality among rural stimulant users in the United States. Crime and Delinquency, 57(4), 600-621. doi:10.1177/0011128708325048. Also, featured in Sage’s Crimspace: http://www.crimspace.com/forum/topics/featured-content-from-policy.
Havens, J., Oser, C., Knudsen, H., Lofwall, M., Stoops, W., Walsh, S., Leukefeld, C. , & Kral, A. (2011). Individual and network factors associated with non-fatal overdose among rural Appalachian drug users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 115(1-2), 107-112.
Oser, C., Biebel, E., Pullen, E., & Harp, K. (2011). The influence of rural and urban substance abuse treatment counselor characteristics on client outcomes. Journal of Social Service Research, 11(1), 1-13.
Havens, J., Oser, C., & Leukefeld, C. (2011). Injection risk behaviors among rural drug users: implications for HIV prevention. AIDS Care, 23(5), 638-645.
Oser, C., Biebel, E., Harris, M., Klein, E., & Leukefeld, C. (2011). Gender differences in provider’s use of a standardized screening tool for prenatal use. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 5(1), 36-42.
Oser, C., Leukefeld, C., Staton Tindall, M., Garrity, T., Carlson, R., Falck, R., Wang, J., & Booth, B. (2011). Rural drug users: Factors associated with substance abuse treatment utilization. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(4), 567-586.