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Lee D. Hoffer, Ph.D., M.P.E.


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(2013) Hoffer Lee, Alam, Shah Jama. "Copping" in Heroin Markets: The Hidden Information Costs of Indirect Sales and Why They Matter. (In) Greenberg, A. M., Kennedy, W. G., Bos, N. D. (Eds.): Social Computing, Behaviorial-Cultural Modeling and Prediction - 6th International Conference, SBP 2013, Washington, D. C. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7812, Springer 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-37209-4.

 

(2013) Lee Hoffer was featured in CWRU College of Arts and Sciences Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 magazine art/sci. The article, written by Arthur Evenchik, was entitled "Street-Level Anthropology. Lee Hoffer and his students enter the worlds of illegal drug users."

 

(2013) Hoffer L.D., Unreal Models of Real Behavior: The Agent-Based Modeling Experience. Practicing Anthropology, 35 (1): 19-23.

 

(2012) Schlosser A.V. and Hoffer L.D., The Psychotropic Self/Imaginary: Subjectivity and Psychopharmaceutical Use Among Heroin Users with Co-Occurring Mental Illness. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 36 (1): 26-50.

 

(2012) Hoffer L. D., Bobashev G., and Morris R.J., Simulating Patterns of Heroin Addiction within the Social Context of a Local Heroin Market. (In) Computational Neuroscience of Drug Addiction. Gutkin & Ahmed (Eds.) New York: Springer.

 

 

(2009) Hoffer L. D., Bobashev G., and Morris R.J., Researching a Local Heroin Market as a Complex Adaptive System. American Journal of Community Psychology, 44: 273-286.

 

(2006) Hoffer L. D., The Larimer Scene (1993 - 1997). Junkie Business: the Evolution and Operation of a Heroin Dealing Network. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing.

 

(2005) Hoffer L. D. "Junkie Business: The Evolution and Operation of a Heroin Dealing Network."

Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN-10: 0534644953

 

 

(1999) Clatts M.C., Heimer R., Abdala N., Goldsamt L. A., Sotheran J. L., Anderson K. T., Gallo T. M., Hoffer L. D., Luciano P. A., and Kyriakides T., HIV-1 Transmission in Injection Paraphernalia: Heating Drug Solutions May Inactivate HIV-1. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 22 (2): 194-200.

 

(1994) Koester S. and Hoffer L. D., Indirect Sharing: Additional Risks Associated with Drug Injection. Aids and Public Policy Journal, 9 (2): 100-105.


A full list of publications and presentations is also available in Dr. Hoffer's Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

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 2009


 

TITLE: Agent Based Models in Anthropology (with Michael Agar)

VENUE: (Workshop) the Society of Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM. March 20, 2009

 

 

TITLE: An agent-based model of a heroin market: Evaluating the dynamics of social interaction

VENUE: World Health Interest Group (WHIG), Center for Global Health and Disease, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. March 6, 2009


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 2008


 

TITLE: Applied experimental ethnography: Using computational simulation to evaluate explanatory models of social process

VENUE: 68th annual meeting, Society for Applied Anthropology, Memphis, TN. March, 2008

 

 

TITLE: Complexity Theory, Medical Anthropology, and the Operation of a Heroin Market

VENUE: Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. February, 2008

 

 

TITLE: Illicit Drug Markets and Complex Adaptive Systems

VENUE: Computational Modeling and Systems Biology of Drug Abuse, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. January, 2008


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 2007


 

TITLE: Computational Ethnography: Applying Complexity Theory to Enrich Ethnography

VENUE: 106th meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C., November, 2007

 

 

TITLE: Illicit drug markets as complex adaptive systems: Results from the Illicit Drug Market Simulation Project

VENUE: (Workshop) Mathematical Modeling in Biological & Epidemiological Studies of Addiction, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Quebec City, Quebec. June, 2007

 

 

TITLE: Combining Ethnography and Complexity Theory to Understand the Dynamics of Illicit Drug Markets

VENUE: Research Triangle International, Durham, NC. May, 2007

 

 

TITLE: Junkie Business: Applying Complexity Theory to Understand the Public Health Significance of Heroin Dealing & illicit Drug Markets

VENUE: Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. January, 2007


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 2006


 

TITLE: Simulating the Operation of a Local Heroin Market: New uses for Ethnographic Research

VENUE: College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Scottsdale, AZ. June, 2006

 

 

TITLE: The Illicit Drug Market Simulation Project: Making sense of a Local Heroin Market

VENUE: STEP: Science and Technology Expert Partnership, The MITRE Corporation, Director of National Intelligence, McLean, VA. May, 2006

 

 

TITLE: The Illicit Drug Market Simulation Project: Ethnography & Agent-based Modeling

VENUE: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. May, 2006

 

 

TITLE: The Illicit Drug Market Simulation Project: Combining Ethnography & Agent-based Modeling

VENUE: Redfish Group, Santa Fe, NM. April, 2006

 

 

TITLE: Transforming a Heroin Market: A Microcosm of the War on Drugs

VENUE: Society for Applied Anthropology, Vancouver, BC. March, 2006


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 2005


 

TITLE: Using Agent-Based Modeling to Better Understand Heroin Dealing & Illegal Drug Markets

VENUE: Agent 2005, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago, Chicago, Il, October, 2005


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CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Lee D. Hoffer, Ph.D., M.P.E.

Department of Anthropology

Case Western Reserve University

Mather Memorial, Room 205

11220 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44106

 

PHONE: 216.368.2631

EMAIL: lee.hoffer@case.edu

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