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As first-gen faculty, Dr. Hoopsick was accepted into the 2022 cohort of the NIDA Diversity Scholars Network, a competitive, rigorous, and comprehensive program aimed at enhancing the funding success of underrepresented early-stage investigators conducting substance use and addiction research: NIDA Diversity Scholars Network (NDSN) | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (

Our research proposal in collaboration with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District was selected for funding by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) to be a part of the UIUC Summer 2022 Community Academic Scholars Program: Understanding the Experiences, Needs, and Preferences of People in the Champaign-Urbana Community Who Inject Drugs | IHSI | Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute | UIUC (

Dr. Hoopsick was featured on the University of Illinois College of Applied Health Sciences podcast: A Few Minutes With Rachel Hoopsick | College of Applied Health Sciences (

Dr. Hoopsick was quoted in the Washington Post on vulnerable children: Working parents with vulnerable kids face a painful choice: In-person school or job loss – The Washington Post

Dr. Hoopsick was quoted in the American Prospect on vulnerable children: Making Room for Children Vulnerable to COVID – The American Prospect

Dr. Hoopsick’s research on never-deployed reservists was featured in the University at Buffalo News: Study sheds light on alcohol misuse among never-deployed reservists – University at Buffalo

Dr. Hoopsick was featured in the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health newsletter: ASPPH | University at Buffalo Student Wins National Honor for Research Poster

Dr. Hoopsick’s research on substance use among never-deployed reservists was featured in MDEdge Psychiatry: Watch for substance use risks among never-deployed reservists | MDedge Psychiatry