Dr. Page specializes in studying the consumption of drugs in urban, street based settings. His 42-year career in the anthropology of drug use has focused on the consequences and impacts of various patterns of legal and illegal drug use in a wide variety of cultural settings. Among his funded projects supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Mental Health are studies of: poly-drug use in the Seminole Tribe of Florida, poly-drug use among Cuban immigrants, prescription drug use among women, long-term marihuana use among Costa Rican working class men, HIV risk and disease progression among injection drug users (IDUs) in Miami, HIV risk among IDUs in Valencia, Spain, response to the HIV epidemic among Haitian Women, Haitian youth and gang activity, and needle cleansing behavior among Miami IDUs. These projects have resulted in the publication of over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and numerous other materials, plus two peer reviewed books co-authored with Merrill Singer. After serving fourteen years a Chair of the Department of Anthropology, he is returning to a mix of teaching and research.
Some of Dr. Page's recent publications include:
2014 The social value of drug addicts. (Merrill Singer and Bryan Page) Left Coast Press.
2010 Comprehending drug use. (Byran Page and Merrill Singer) Rutgers University Press.