TDAI affiliate Michael Vuolo, associate professor of sociology, is the recipient of a prestigious 2018-2019 Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program award, which is designed to strengthen relationships between the U.S. and EU member nations by promoting international research and cooperation.
Vuolo will conduct research in Croatia, France and Portugal for his project titled, “EU-U.S. Approaches to Substance Use in a Context of Evolving Policy.” His goals are to learn from recent and established country drug data collection agencies, Croatia and France respectively, and the central drug data gathering point, the EMCDDA. Vuolo will also analyze the effects of policy and social context on substance use and examine opportunities for EU-U.S. drug data harmonization.
“A simple question guides this research proposal: What drug policies work to improve public health and public safety?” he says.