Dr. Peter Davidson

Dr. Peter Davidson 

Peter Davidson received his PhD in medical sociolgy from the University of California, San Francisco in 2009. Dr. Davidson has been conducting research and harm-reduction based intervention development around heroin-related overdose, hepatitis C transmission, and sexually transmitted infections among drug users in Australia and the United States since 1997. Dr. Davidson's dissertation project explored the influence of policing practices on the movements and economic activities of a highly mobile group of homeless young injecting drug uses in San Francisco, and how these in turn affect the willingness and ability of young injectors to utilize needle exchange services.

pdavidson@ucsd.edu

Selected Publications:

  1. Davidson PJ, Scholar S, Howe M. 2010. A GIS-based methodology for improving needle exchange service delivery International Journal of Drug Policy 22(2) pp.140-144.
  2. Evans JL, Tsui J, Hahn J, Davidson PJ, Lum P, & Page K. Mortality Among Young Injection Drug Users in San Francisco: A 10 Year Follow-up of the UFO Study. American Journal of Epidemiology (Accepted June 2011).
  3. Ochoa K, Davidson P, Hahn J, Evans J, Moss A, Shafer K, & Lum P. 2005. Risk behavior for nonfatal heroin-related overdoses: the experiences of young injecting drug users in San Francisco 2000-2001. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 80(3) pp.297-302
  4. Davidson P, Mclean R, Kral A, Gleghorn A, Edlin B, & Moss A. 2003. Fatal heroin-related overdose in San Francisco, 1997-2000: A case for targeted intervention. Journal of Urban Health 80(2) pp.261-273
  5. Davidson P, Ochoa K, Hahn J, Evans J, and Moss A. 2002. Witnessed overdose: the experiences of young injecting drug users in San Francisco' Addiction 97(12) pp.1511-1516
  6. Lenton S, & Davidson P. 1999. Raves, drugs, dealing and driving: qualitative data from a West Australian sample. Drug and Alcohol Review 18(2) pp.153-161.
  7. The overdose game: http://odgame.org