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    Richard Armenta

    TitleAssistant Adjunct Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0631
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      Dr. Armenta has his PhD in Epidemiology from the Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health between UC San Diego and San Diego State University, a MPH in Epidemiology and an MA in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University.

      Dr. Armenta is currently an Epidemiologist at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) where he works on the Millennium Cohort Study, the largest longitudinal study of military population health. His research there focuses on mental and physical health among military service members. Aside from his work at the NHRC, Dr. Armenta conducts research on health disparities among Hispanic and Native American communities. His research focuses on substance abuse and disease transmission prevention for HIV and STI’s. Additionally, Dr. Armenta serves as the Research Director for the California Native American Research Centers for Health Student Development Program, where he mentors Native American students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He teaches FPMU40 and serves on the BSPH steering committee.


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      1. Horyniak D, Wagner KD, Armenta R, Cuevas-Mota J, Hendrickson E, Garfein RS. Cross-border injection drug use and HIV and hepatitis C virus seropositivity among people who inject drugs in San Diego, California. Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Sep; 47:9-17. PMID: 28683432.
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      2. Roth AM, Armenta R, Wagner KD, Strathdee SA, Goldshear JL, Cuevas-Mota J, Garfein RS. Cold Preparation of Heroin in a Black Tar Market. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Jul 29; 52(9):1202-1206. PMID: 28605301.
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      3. Armenta R, Collins KM, Strathdee SA, Bulterys MA, Munoz F, Cuevas-Mota J, Chiles P, Garfein RS. Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among persons who inject drugs in San Diego, California. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Apr 01; 21(4):425-431. PMID: 28284258.
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      4. Meacham MC, Strathdee SA, Rangel G, Armenta R, Gaines TL, Garfein RS. Prevalence and Correlates of Heroin-Methamphetamine Co-Injection Among Persons Who Inject Drugs in San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 Sep; 77(5):774-81. PMID: 27588536.
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      5. Collins KM, Armenta R, Cuevas-Mota J, Liu L, Strathdee SA, Garfein RS. Factors associated with patterns of mobile technology use among persons who inject drugs. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):606-612. PMID: 27092425.
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      6. Armenta R, Roth AM, Wagner KD, Strathdee SA, Brodine SK, Cuevas-Mota J, Munoz FA, Garfein RS. Prevalence and Correlates of the Use of Prefilled Syringes Among Persons Who Inject Drugs in San Diego, CA. J Urban Health. 2015 Dec; 92(6):1081-91. PMID: 26382653.
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      7. Crum-Cianflone NF, Frasco MA, Armenta R, Phillips CJ, Horton J, Ryan MA, Russell DW, LeardMann C. Prescription Stimulants and PTSD Among U. S. Military Service Members. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Dec; 28(6):585-9. PMID: 26536373.
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      8. Siddiqui SS, Armenta R, Evans JL, Yu M, Cuevas-Mota J, Page K, Davidson P, Garfein RS. Effect of legal status of pharmacy syringe sales on syringe purchases by persons who inject drugs in San Francisco and San Diego, CA. Int J Drug Policy. 2015 Nov; 26(11):1150-7. PMID: 26252980.
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      9. Wagner KD, Liu L, Davidson PJ, Cuevas-Mota J, Armenta R, Garfein RS. Association between non-fatal opioid overdose and encounters with healthcare and criminal justice systems: Identifying opportunities for intervention. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Aug 1; 153:215-20. PMID: 26091751.
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      10. Collier MG, Bhaurla SK, Cuevas-Mota J, Armenta R, Teshale EH, Garfein RS. Awareness of HCV infection among persons who inject drugs in san diego, california. Am J Public Health. 2015 Feb; 105(2):302-3. PMID: 25521877.
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      11. Armenta R, Abramovitz D, Lozada R, Vera A, Garfein RS, Magis-Rodríguez C, Strathdee SA. Correlates of perceived risk of HIV infection among persons who inject drugs in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Salud Publica Mex. 2015; 57 Suppl 2:s107-12. PMID: 26545125.
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      12. Armenta R, Kritz-Silverstein D, Wingard D, Laughlin GA, Wooten W, Barrett-Connor E, Araneta MR. Association of breastfeeding with postmenopausal visceral adiposity among three racial/ethnic groups. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Feb; 23(2):475-80. PMID: 25522135.
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      13. Wagner KD, Armenta R, Roth AM, Maxwell JC, Cuevas-Mota J, Garfein RS. Use of synthetic cathinones and cannabimimetics among injection drug users in San Diego, California. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Aug 1; 141:99-106. PMID: 24916748.
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      14. Orozco H, Juarez F, Uribe M, Hernandez J, Ordorica J, Armenta R, Aranceta M, Mercado MA, Santillan P, Mendoza A. Sugiura procedure outside Japan. The Mexican experience. Am J Surg. 1986 Nov; 152(5):539-42. PMID: 3777335.
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      15. Orozco H, Juárez F, Santillán P, Uribe M, Hernández J, Ordorica J, Armenta R, Aranceta M, Mercado MA, Mendoza A. [The Sugiura operation. Experience at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición Salvador Zubirán]. Rev Invest Clin. 1985 Oct-Dec; 37(4):297-301. PMID: 3879369.
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