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Carl Latkin, PhD

  • Vice Chair, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society
  • Professor

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 737
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Oregon, 1987


My work focuses on HIV prevention and care among disadvantaged populations, domestic and international approaches to behavior change, social network analysis, neighborhood factors and health behaviors, sexual minorities, people who inject drugs, harm reduction, mental health, social context, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods, vaccine hesitancy, COVID-19, overdose, heroin, fentanyl, climate change, climate change action.

  • Health Behavior and Society
  • HIV
  • HCV
  • social networks
  • AIDS
  • prevention
  • people who use drug
  • urban health
  • needle exchange
  • overdose
  • social context
  • mental health
  • social networks
  • neighborhoods
  • alcohol
  • MSM
  • sexual minorities
  • opiates
  • tobacco
  • drug treatment
  • heroin
  • vaccine hesitancy
  • COVID-19
  • Climate change
  • climate change action

Recent publications. For a full list:

  • Latkin CA, Knowlton AR. Social Network Assessments and Interventions for Health Behavior Change: A Critical Review. Behav Med. 2015;41(3):90-7. Latkin CA, Davey-Rothwell MA, Knowlton AR, Alexander KA, Williams CT, Boodram B. Social network approaches to recruitment, HIV prevention, medical care, and medication adherence. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Jun 1;63
  • Latkin C, Dayton L, Yi G, Jaleel A, Nwosu C, Limaye R. COVID-19 vaccine delay: An examination of United States residents' intention to delay vaccine uptake. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 May 20:1-11. Latkin CA, Dayton L, Strickland JC, Colon B, Rimal R, Boodram B. An Assessment of the Rapid Decline of Trust in US Sources of Public Information about COVID-19. J Health Commun. 2020 Oct 2;25(10):764-773. Latkin CA, Dayton L, Yi G, Colon B, Kong X. Mask usage, social distancing, racial, and gender correlates of COVID-19 vaccine intentions among adults in the US. PLoS One. 2021 Feb 16;16(2):e0246970. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246970. Latkin CA, Dayton L, Yi G, Konstantopoulos A, Boodram B. Trust in a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.: A social-ecological perspective. Soc Sci Med. 2021 Feb;270:113684. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113684.
  • Latkin CA, Dayton L, Davey-Rothwell MA, Tobin KE. Fentanyl and Drug Overdose: Perceptions of Fentanyl Risk, Overdose Risk Behaviors, and Opportunities for Intervention among People who use Opioids in Baltimore, USA. Subst Use Misuse. 2019;54(6):998-1006.\ Latkin CA, Gicquelais RE, Clyde C, Dayton L, Davey-Rothwell M, German D, Falade-Nwulia S, Saleem H, Fingerhood M, Tobin K. Stigma and drug use settings as correlates of self-reported, non-fatal overdose among people who use drugs in Baltimore, Maryland. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Jun;68:86-92.
  • Latkin CA, Edwards C, Davey-Rothwell MA, Yang C, Tobin KE. The relationship between drug use settings, roles in the drug economy, and witnessing a drug overdose in Baltimore, Maryland. Subst Abus. 2018;39(3):384-389. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1439801.
  • Latkin CA, Kennedy RD, Davey-Rothwell MA, Tseng TY, Czaplicki L, Baddela A, Edwards C, Chander G, Moran MB, Knowlton AR. The Relationship Between Neighborhood Disorder and Barriers to Cessation in a Sample of Impoverished Inner-City Smokers in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Nov 15;20(12):1451-1456.