Meredith Meacham

 
Meredith Meacham, MPH, is a PhD Candidate in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health (Global Health) and is a former NIDA T32 pre-doctoral fellow. She received her MPH in Public Health Genetics from the University of Washington and AB in Political Science from the University of Chicago. She was previously a Fulbright Fellow at the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in Lisbon, Portugal, and worked as a Research Scientist with the University of Washington Social Development Research Group.
As a doctoral student, Meredith completed her international practicum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, exploring the effects of mega-event planning on the health of Rio’s residents and studying Brazil’s HIV/AIDS and substance abuse monitoring systems with researchers at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. During two other visits to Brazil she led SDSU undergraduate students on educational health services trips to Rio de Janeiro. She also participated in fieldwork in rural Oaxaca and San Diego County as part of the UCSD Mexican Migration Field Research Program and in Tijuana and San Diego as part of Division of Global Public Health studies of people who inject drugs (Proyecto El Cuete IV and STAHR II).

Her dissertation research focuses on using latent class and latent transition analyses to model polydrug use and its association with HIV risk and overdose among people who inject drugs on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Her other research interests include migration and mental health, international student exchange, drug policy, bioethics, and longitudinal data analysis.

Publications:
1.   Collins, K.M.; Abromovitz, D.A.; Meacham, M.C.; Gonzalez-Zuniga, P.E.; Patrick, K.; Garfein, R.S. (in press) Cell phone use among persons who inject drugs in Tijuana, BC, Mexico. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine.
    
2.   Meacham, M.C.; Rudolph, A.E. ; Strathdee, S.A. ; Rusch, M.L. ; Brouwer, K.C. ; Patterson,  T.L.; Vera, A. ; Rangel, G.; Roesch, S.C. (2015) Polydrug use and HIV risk among people who inject heroin in Tijuana, México: A latent class analysis. Substance Use & Misuse.

3.    Kosterman, R., Hill, K. G., Lee, J. O., Meacham, M. C., Abbott, R. D., Catalano, R. F., & Hawkins,
J. D. (2014). Young adult social development as a mediator of alcohol use disorder symptoms from
age 21 to 30. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Vol. 28. Issue 2, Page 348-358.

4.    Meacham, M.C.; Bailey, J.A.; Hill, K.G.; Epstein, M.; Hawkins, J.D. (2013) Alcohol and tobacco
use disorder comorbidity and the influence of romantic partner environments. Drug and Alcohol
Dependence. Vol.  132, Issues 1-2, Pages149-57

5.    Bailey, J.A.; Hill, K.G.; Meacham, M.C.; Young, S.; Hawkins, J.D. (2011) Strategies for   characterizing    complex phenotypes and environments: General and specific family environmental predictors of young adult tobacco dependence, alcohol use disorder, and co-occurring problems. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Vol. 118, Issues 2-3, Pages 444-451.

6.    Meacham, M.C.; Starks, H.; Edwards, K.; Burke, W. (2010) Researcher perspectives on disclosure of incidental findings in genetic research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. Vol. 5, Issue 3, Pages 31-41.

7.   Griffiths, P; Meacham, M.C.; McKettin, R. (2008) Global Illicit Drug Trends. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier. Pages 515-523.