Honoria Guarino

Honoria Guarino

Research Associate Professor

PhD, Anthropology
University of Arizona, Tucson

MA, Anthropology
University of Arizona, Tucson

BA, Anthropology/Art History
New York University

Dr. Guarino is an anthropologist who specializes in mixed-methods research on drug use and HIV/HCV infection. She has expertise in the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions, especially technology-based interventions, for drug users in urban settings.

Dr. Guarino has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous federally-funded studies with a broad range of drug-using populations in New York City, including young adults who use opioids, people who inject drugs, immigrants, individuals in methadone maintenance treatment and chronic pain patients. She was previously the Director of the Center for Technology and Health at National Development and Research Institutes in New York City and is an Affiliated Investigator with the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at the NYU School of Global Public Health and the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College.

Her work bears on implementation science by examining how multi-level contextual factors influence the uptake and effectiveness of evidence-based interventions and how these factors can be leveraged to improve the accessibility, acceptability and sustainability of interventions to reduce the negative health impacts of drug use.