Raquel de Boni, MD, PhD (Brazil Site Coordinator/Faculty Mentor) is Professor/Assistant Researcher at Fiocruz specializing in epidemiologic studies of substance abuse and HIV infection in Brazil. Her previous work addressed the epidemiology of alcohol and associated public health problems, with recent work expanding to incorporate use of alcohol and other illegal drugs as risk factors for HIV infection in high-risk populations in Rio de Janeiro.
Epidemiology of substance use
Selected Recent Publications:
De Boni R, Bozzetti MC, Hilgert J, Sousa T, Von Diemen L, Benzano D, Menegon G, Holmer B, Duarte Pdo C, Pechansky F. Factors associated with alcohol and drug use among traffic crash victims in southern Brazil. Accid Anal Prev. 2011 Jul;43(4):1408-13.
De Boni R, von Diemen L, Duarte Pdo C, Bumaguin DB, Hilgert JB, Bozzetti MC, Sordi A, Pechansky F. Regional differences associated with drinking and driving in Brazil. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2012 Oct;34(3):306-13.
De Boni R, Cruz OG, Weber E, Hasenack H, Lucatelli L, Duarte P, Gracie R, Pechansky F, Bastos FI. Traffic crashes and alcohol outlets in a Brazilian state capital. Traffic Inj Prev. 2013;14(1):86-91.
Torres TS, Luz PM, Derrico M, Velasque L, Grinsztejn E, Veloso VG, Cardoso SW, Santini-Oliveira M, Grinsztejn B, De Boni RB. Factors associated with tobacco smoking and cessation among HIV-infected individuals under care in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PLoS One. 2014;9(12):e115900.
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