CCH/HSRC Methods Seminar: Integrating Venue-Based Social Network Analysis and Geographic Information System Analysis to Guide Targeted HIV Prevention (Dr. Ian Holloway)

Loading Map....

Date/Time
Date(s) - Mar 12, 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location
UCLA Center for Community Health

Category(ies)


CCH/HSRC Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health – UCLA-Semel Institute Health Services Research Center

Integrating Venue-Based Social Network Analysis and Geographic Information System Analysis to Guide Targeted HIV Prevention

Presented by:

Ian W. Holloway, PhD, MSW, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
2pm – 3pm

Center for Community Health, UCLA Wilshire Center
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Conference Room

Abstract:

Social network analysis has gained popularity in recent years as a way to understand contextual influences of behavioral health risk for a variety of populations. This research tends to rely upon individuals’ reports of interpersonal connections to generate both egocentric and sociometric networks. This presentation describes an innovative approach to creating social networks based on shared social spaces (e.g., bars, clubs). Since most venues have a physical location, venue network data can be integrated with geographic information system (GIS) data to inform the development of venue-based intervention approaches that are tailored to the social and spatial environments in which individuals engage in risk behavior.

Biography:
Dr. Holloway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. His research focuses on HIV and substance abuse prevention for vulnerable youth. He is particularly interested in how social networks (both interpersonal and venue-based) influence decision-making related to risk behavior and susceptibility to health risks. Dr. Holloway recently completed a study entitled, “Social Network and Contextual Influences of Substance Use and HIV Risk Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men,” which was funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. He holds dual masters degrees in social work and public health from Columbia University and a doctorate in social work from the University of Southern California.

Download the presentation slides here: Holloway_CHIPTS Methods Seminar_ March 12, 2013 (393)