Dr. John Bryan Page's research on people who engage in socially disapproved behaviors has dominated his professional activity for the last three decades. He has studied patterns of marijuana smoking, poly-drug consumption, self-injection, crack use, and sex trade. These studies have relied on a number of methods, including direct observation of risky behaviors, indepth interviewing of drug users, qualitative analysis of textual materials, focus groups, survey methods, secondary data analysis, and laboratory techniques for determining immune status, viral load, and/or recent drug consumption.
Dr. Page has conducted studies
funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the
National Institute of Mental Health. His research
experience in local neighborhoods uniquely equips
him to help research teams to accomplish goals related
to intervening at the community level and monitoring
the impact of the intervention. Dr. Page’s publications
often address questions of community setting and
approaches to finding specific populations in those
settings. His recent work has emphasized the value of
on-the-scene perspectives in the study of human
behaviors such as formation of couples, seeking of
health care, and uptake of tobacco use.