Ian Duncan

I am Ian Duncan, a sociology doctoral student. My main research areas are in health and inequality, with a focus on quantitative methods and networks. In recent years, I have mainly studied injection drug use, particularly in rural areas, and epidemiological simulations. I currently work on an ongoing study of people who inject drugs in rural Puerto Rico and assist in the development of the Multi-Actor-Based Universal Simulation Environment (MABUSE) system.



Duncan, Ian, Ric Curtis, et al. 2017. “Hepatitis C Serosorting among People Who Inject

Drugs in Rural Puerto Rico.” Preventive Medicine Reports 6:38–43.

Duncan, Ian, Patrick Habecker, et al. 2017. “Needle Acquisition Patterns, Network Risk and

Social Capital among Rural PWID in Puerto Rico.” Harm Reduction Journal 14(1):69.


Duncan, Ian, Patrick Habecker, Dane Hautala, Bilal Khan, and Kirk Dombrowski. 2018.

“Injection-Related Hepatitis C Serosorting Behaviors among People Who Inject Drugs: An Urban/Rural Comparison.” Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 1–16.



I have experience as a teaching assistant for several courses, including introductory-level anthropology and sociological theory. I also was tasked with developing the curriculum for one-credit lab courses tied to the sociology department’s basis statistics course at Nebraska-Omaha. At UNL, I developed the online version of SOCI 252 – Health, Medicine, and Society, and have taught the course the past two summers.


M.A.: University of Nebraska-Omaha
Email: ianduncan@huskers.unl.edu