Research & Publications
Dr. Bruce's scholarly work focuses on the intersection of substance abuse/dependence and infectious diseases, particularly HIV and Hepatitis C. Dr. Bruce is the recipient of a NIDA Career Development Award to improve health outcomes among drug users at the intersection of infectious diseases (especially HIV and HCV) and addiction. There are several specific sub-themes that are embedded in that overall focus and they are: 1) integration efforts to improve health outcomes; 2) pharmacokinetic interaction studies between HIV/HCV/TB treatments and treatments for substance dependence (e.g., buprenorphine/methadone); 3) ethical issues regarding the conduct of research and the provision of clinical care at the intersection of infectious diseases and addiction.
Specialized Terms: Substance abuse/dependence; Infectious diseases; HIV; Hepatitis C
Extensive Research Description
Hepatitis C; HIV Infections; Substance Abuse Detection; Infectious Disease Medicine
Public Health Interests
Hepatitis; HIV/AIDS; Substance Use, Addiction