Tag: Social Network Analysis



Curbing Rural Drug Abuse

As the opioid crisis continues to plow through the Midwest, devastating rural communities, Nebraska sociologist Kirk Dombrowski has emerged as a leading researcher in rural drug use. Because previous drug epidemics – ‘70s speedballs, ‘80s cocaine and ‘90s crack – were urban phenomena, research and treatment have concentrated on urban drug addicts. Dombrowski’s focus on […]

Understanding Population Turnover and Birds’ Social Networks

Birds of a feather may flock together, but the flock’s makeup is always changing. Population turnover – a universal process driven by birth, death, migration and dispersal – affects social networks of all kinds, from human to bird to cell. Yet many societies remain stable despite these demographic swings. Understanding this network resilience is the […]