Diane Shinberg, associate professor of Sociology, presented a paper on the misuse of prescription opioids at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting. The paper, “At the Intersection of Disabilities and Opioid Use Disorders: Patterns of Protection and Susceptibility,” addresses the social patterning of misuse and use disorders across different disability groups.

Shinberg analyzed substance use data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health. The paper is part of a larger research collaboration with Anthropology professor Victor Garcia.

The 115th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Sociology