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Applied Social Research Laboratory

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Current Project

Choose Well Evaluation Initiative

Community Pharmacist Engagement in Hepatitis C and HIV Prevention: A Feasibility Study ASRL wil be working in conjuction with Dr. Hagemeier and College of Pharmacy on this project, which aims to 1) qualitatively evaluate community pharmacists’ non-prescription syringe dispensing knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors by conducting 15 key informant interviews with licensed, community pharmacists across three states; and 2) quantitatively evaluate Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina community pharmacists’ non-prescription syringe dispensing knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behavior via a telephone survey of 300 randomly selected community pharmacists. This research will provide preliminary data for NIH proposals that explore syringe dispensing feasibility and intervention studies in non-metro areas. Engagement of community pharmacists in HIV/HCV prevention could have significant public health impact in our region and beyond..

ETSU Diversity-Promoting Institutions Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP).
ASRL will be working to support faculty in the College of Public Health and the College of Pharmacy in collecting data for the NIDA funded DIDARP program. This proejct will include mail, web, and telephone data collection.

The Tennessee Poll
The Tennessee Poll is an annual statewide public opinion poll intended to measure Tennesseans' opinions on matters of health, education, and quality of life in Tennessee. The first release of data on the Tennessee Poll will be released in the fall. Full methodological statement and data tables will be released.

ETSU Alumni Phonathon
The ETSU University Advancement office relies on ASRL each year to contact over 70,000 alumni! Each fall and spring we contact ETSU alumni to update their records for ETSU and also to fundraise. This is the single biggest personal alumni contact that ETSU makes each year!

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