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Joe Friedman


Joe Friedman is a PhD (Medical Informatics) and MD (Geffen School of Medicine) student. His past work has spanned the gamut from machine learning to ethnography, focusing on social determinants of health, reproductive justice, the North American opioid epidemic, and HIV. Prior to starting at UCLA, he completed a combined M.P.H and research fellowship program at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, and his undergraduate training (B.A.) in Anthropology at the University of Vermont. 



Friedman J, Syvertsen JL, Bourgois P, Bui AAT, Beletsky L, Pollini R. Intersectional structural vulnerability to abusive policing among people who inject drugs: A mixed methods assessment in California's central valley. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Jan;87:102981. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102981. Epub 2020 Oct 28. PMID: 33129133; PMCID: PMC7940555.

Friedman J, Mann NC, Hansen H, Bourgois P, Braslow J, Bui AAT, Beletsky L, Schriger DL. Racial/Ethnic, Social, and Geographic Trends in Overdose-Associated Cardiac Arrests Observed by US Emergency Medical Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 May 26. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0967. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34037672.

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