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Jane Maxwell

Jane Maxwell

Ph.D. in public policy, 1997.

Master's degree: Political Science, University of South Carolina.
Present job: Senior Research Scientist and Director, Center for Excellence in Epidemiology in the Addiction Research Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.

Key publications:

  • Maxwell, J. C., F. Galvan, L. Wallisch, M. Cortes, P. Cravioto, and R. Spence. “Drug use and risk of HIV/AIDS on the Mexico-U.S. Border: A comparison of treatment admissions in both countries.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 82 (Suppl. 1), 2006: S85-S93.
  • Maxwell, J.C., K. Tannert, and T.W. Pullum. “Deaths of clients in methadone treatment in Texas: 1994-2002.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 78(1), 2005: 73-81.
  • Maxwell, J. C. “Emerging research on methamphetamine.” Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 18, 2005: 235-242.

Dissertation title: The nature and extent of heroin addiction in Texas: A quantitative and qualitative study.
Dissertation supervisor: Professor T. W. Pullum and Professor W. Spelman

Research Interests: trends and patterns of substance abuse in Texas, nationally, and internationally, with special interest on the US-Mexico border; research in patterns of use and abuse of methamphetamine, party drugs, methadone, and prescription drugs; impaired driving programs; and the relationship of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS