David Showalter

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Research Interests: 
drugs, law, punishment, health, politics, "low culture"
Curriculum Vitae: 

I am a fourth year graduate student in sociology. I am currently preparing articles on syringe exchange programs for people who inject drugs, the history of psychopathy, reality television, and other topics. My dissertation is a comparative mixed-methods study of opioid use and overdose in urban and rural areas of California. As a Research Associate in RTI International's Behavioral and Urban Health Program, I am also collaborating on a NIH-funded implementation study of overdose prevention services for people exiting incarceration. I hold a MA in sociology from Berkeley and a BA in tutorial studies from the University of Chicago.

I also serve as President of the Board of Directors for Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution. NEED has provided low-threshold harm reduction services to people who use drugs in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1990. Visit http://berkeleyneed.org/ for more information.