Research collaborations between people who use drugs (PWUD) and researchers are largely underutilized, despite the long history of successful, community-led harm reduction interventions and growing health disparities experienced by PWUD. PWUD play a critical role in identifying emerging issues in the drug market, as well as associated health behaviors and outcomes. As such, PWUD are well positioned to meaningfully participate in all aspects of the research process, including population of research questions, conceptualization of study design, and contextualization of findings.
Salazar ZR; Vincent L; Figgatt MC; Gilbert MK; Nabarun Dasgupta N. Research Led by People Who Use Drugs: Centering the Expertise of Lived Experience. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy (2021) 16:70 DOI: 10.1186/s13011-021-00406-6