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Ernest Drucker

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology


Biography:
Ernest Drucker is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Senior Research Associate and Scholar in Residence at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of NY. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in NY State and conducts research in AIDS, drug policy, and prisons and is active in public health and human rights efforts in the US and abroad.

For 25 years Dr. Drucker was Director of Public Health and Policy Research at Montefiore/Einstein, founding Director of Montefiore's 1000 patient drug treatment program until 1990; an NIH funded principal investigator since 1991 and author of over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles, texts, and book chapters. He was founding Associate Editor of The International Journal of Drug Policy; founder and Editor in Chief ( with John Booth Davies) of Addiction Research and Theory ( 1993- 2005); and is now founding Editor in Chief of Harm Reduction Journal. Dr. Drucker was a founder (in 1994) of the International Harm Reduction Association; founder and Chairman of the Board of Doctors of the World / USA (1993-1997). He has been a Fellow of the Lindesmith Center at the Open Society Institute, a senior Soros Justice Fellow since 2004, and is a 2010-2011 Senior Specialist in Global Health of the US/Australian Fulbright Program at the Law School of the University of New South Wales. His book, A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America, was published by The New Press in Sept of 2011.
Education & Training:

    PhD, 1969, CUNY

Affiliation(s):
  • Member - NY Acad Med
  • Member - APHA
  • Founding Member - Int Harm Reduction Assoc
Honors and Awards:
  • Soros Senior Justice Fellowship
  • Norman Zinberg Award - Drug Policy Foundation
  • Rolleston International Award - Int Harm Reduction Assoc
  • Selected Editorial Boards

    • Editor in Chief - Addiction Research and Theory
    • Editor in chief - Harm Reduction Journal
Selected
New York City
Activities:
    Effects of Incarceration on families and Communities
    Social and psychological studies of consequences of mass incarceration as an epidemiological phenomenon

    The African origins of HIV
    Effects of injections and blood transfusions on the origins of HIV and AIDS epidemics in Africa

Selected
Global
Activities:
    TB and HIV co infection in Gujarat India
    Studies of HIV and risk among women , migrant workers, and development of effective research to support systems of care and public health.
    Countries: India

Selected Publications:
  • Inciardi J, and Harrison L Harm Reduction: A Textbook Sage Thousand Oaks, CA 2000
  • Marx PA, Alcabes PG, Drucker E Serial Human Passage of Simian Immune Virus by Unsterile Injecting and the Emergence of Epidemic HIV in Africa. Phil Trans Bio Sci 356 1410, 911-920. 2001
  • Drucker E , Alcabes PG, and Marx, PA The Injection Century: Massive Unsterile Injecting and the Emergence of Human Pathogens. The Lancet 358 1989-92 2001
  • Madhava V, Burgess C, Drucker E The Epidemiology of chronic of Hepatits C infection in Sub Saharan Africa Lancet Infectious Diseases (2) 293-302 2002
  • Drucker, E Population Impact of Mass Incarceration Under New York's Rockefeller Drug Laws : An An