Grant: $375,071 - Department of Health and Human Services - Jun. 1, 2009
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Award Description: To support research and other projects that will support fundamental biomedical discovery and translation of that knowledge into effective prevention strategies and new treatments while also providing economic stimulus to the nation.
Project Description: Our proposed study will examine substance abuse in relation to racial/ethnic disparities both in Juvenile Justice/Criminal Justice (JJ/CJ) system involvement, and in receiving treatment services for substance use related problems; and examine the effects of these two types of disparities on African American youth. The proposed project utilizes data from three nationally representative surveys of youth: (1) the 2002-2004 National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), a large community sample with information on youths’ criminal justice system involvement, substance use/abuse/dependence, and use of substance treatment services; (2) seven waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 97 (NLSY97), a longitudinal survey of youth which gathers information on substance use, delinquent behaviors, juvenile/criminal justice system involvement and risk factors at the individual, family and community levels; and (3) SYRP, a large, nationally representative survey of youth in placement in Juvenile Justice facilities. In the first three months, we received IRB approval and set up the account, and the key personnel began work on the study. Our current focus is on the seven years of NLSY97 data. Work has begun on the task of creating the variables which will represent, in our analyses, the subjects’ ages of onset of smoking, drinking and drug use. Data cleaning has been applied to the substance use variables from each year. By the time of this report, we have merged all seven years of data to create a variable representing the time of initiation of use of each substance for each subject in the sample. Work on creating the other major variables, relevant to the arrest histories of each of the more than 8000 subjects, has also begun. We have completed the necessary work on the 1997 and 1998 data sets for the arrest information, and are working on the other years (1999-2003).
Jobs Summary: .5 FTE Assistant Research Scientist I-NL .4 FTE Research Scientist Level I-NL .3 FTE Research Scientist Level II-NL .05 FTE Research Scientist Level VI-NL (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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