Ruth M. Arnold, PhD

Research Associate, InCHIP (Affiliate)

Research Overview

I have enjoyed working on a variety of HIV-prevention research protocols for the past 10 years. I would also enjoy working on research that examines how to manage pain effectively, that teaches healthy eating and exercise lifestyles, or that promotes literacy.

I am currently the Project Director of the InCHIP research study (“Testing a Community-Friendly Risk Reduction Intervention for Injection Drug Users in Treatment.” Principal Investigators, Michael M. Copenhaver, Ph.D. National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2007 to 2011) which is based in a Methadone Maintenance Program in New Haven. This grant tests the efficacy of a 4-week HIV-prevention group among substance abusers.

Research areas in which I have worked include HIV-prevention and coping skills to substance abusers, using IMB, CBT and spirituality approaches, at UCONN and Yale. I have also worked on a Yale-CDC contract to bring evidence-based interventions (DEBI) to the community by writing the CBO Facilitator Training and Train the Trainers curricula and conducting trainings.


PhD, Sociology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1997
MA, Sociology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1990
BA, Sociology, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1988 Minor in Psychology

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Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
495 Congress Avenue, 2nd Floor HRU
New Haven, CT 06519