The projects listed on the right include descriptions of CuSAG’s work, as well as brief summaries of the methods and strategies used in carrying out this work. We have provided case examples of how CuSAG’s expertise has been used in specific projects.

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  • Drugs, Crime and Violence
    • High Risk Offender Ethnography (2009-2010)
    • Workshop on Prison-to-Community Reentry Accountability: Towards a "Capital Black Belt" Approach (2009)
    • Violence Reduction Project Ethnography (2006-2007)
    • Presentation to the District of Columbia Annual Judicial Conference (June 15, 2007)
    • Reentry and Sanction Center Ethnography (2007-2008)
    • Psychosocial Costs of Drug Trafficking (1990-91)
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health
    • Urban African-American Adolescent Female STD Risk Ethnography (1996-2000)
    • A Qualitative Study of HIV Related Issues Among Incarcerated Adults in the State of Maryland (1995)
    • A Planning Workshop of Issues Involved in Carrying out HIV Research in Maryland Jails and Prisons (1995)
    • AIDS and African American Conference (1995)
    • The Urban Male HIV Ethnography (1994-1995)
    • The Ryan White CARE Ethnographic Design Research Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (1992)
    • Qualitative Research on Condom Use Among STD Clinic Client Population (1990)
    • Qualitative Research on AIDS Risk Among STD Clinic Client Population (1990)
    • Qualitative Research to Complement State-Wide AIDS Risk Surveys (1989-1990)
  • Family, Children, and/or Youth
    • The Baltimore City Head Start Chemical Dependency Counselor Training Project (1995-1996)
    • Center for Minority Health Research (CMHR) (1992-1995)
    • Baltimore Immunization Project (1992-93)
    • Consultation to the NASBE National Campaign to Educate the Public and Generate Popular Support for Comprehensive School Health Education Programs (1991-92)
    • An Ethnography of Context and Decision-Making by Youth, Regarding Risk Behavior (1990-1992)
    • Youth Risk Intervention Ethnography (1990-95)
  • Community and Cultural Assessment Research and Training
    • The Use of Ethnographic Research in Health Program Planning, Community Assessment, and Evaluation (October 2002)
    • The Ethnographic Overview of Independence National Park (1997-2002)
    • Project Design Training Workshop (March 2001)
    • The Community Assessment Complement of the Urban African American Adolescent Female STD Risk Ethnography (1997-98)
    • The Baltimore-Washington Urban Ethnography Project (March 1997)
    • The Ethnographic Component of the Liberty Health Systems Community Health Assessment (1995-1996)
    • An Ethnographic Assessment of the HUD Urban Redevelopment Project (1995)
    • Psychosocial Costs of Drug Trafficking (1990-91)
  • Ethnographic Evaluation Research and Training
    • An Ethnographic Assessment of the Washington, D.C. Community Health Initiative (1997-1998)
    • Ethnographic Evaluation of the AIDS Perinatal Prevention and Life Enrichment Project (APPLE) (1991-1992)
    • The Use of Qualitative Methods in Program Evaluation (1990, 1991)
    • Diversity in the Workplace Workshop (1990)
  • International Health and Development Research and Training
    • Cross-National Collaborative for Youth Health and Gender Issues (May 2009)
    • Rapid Cultural Learning Institute (May 2001)
    • Integrating Traditional and Western Medical Systems (July 1996)
    • Finnish Lectures on CuSAG’s Research Activities (1993)
    • The Cultural Ecology of Food (1990-92)
    • International Conference on Food and Culture (1990)
    • Evaluation for Success (1990)


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