Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.


SIROW In The News!

The work of SIROW researchers and their partners related to addressing the increasing opioid epidemic has been showcased recently in multiple news articles.  


Read this article (hyperlink “article” to about the current state of the epidemic, how it is impacting our Arizona community, and the impact of the pandemic on...

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Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:48
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day April 10 Free Testing Event

April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. #NYHAAD reminds us of the importance of investing in young people’s health and education. 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses occurs in young people ages 13-24. This National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, SIROW’s B-Well Project in collaboration with the Pima County Health Department, will be offering free confidential HIV, STI, and pregnancy testing to anyone over the age of 13 outside of Goodwill Metro on 4th Ave between 12 and 4pm.

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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 13:32
SIROW in the News!


SIROW Associate Research Professor, Keith Bentele's, Housing Insecurity report was cited in an Arizona PBS article yesterday!

Feds extend eviction moratorium for 90 days to slow COVID-19 spread

Please take a moment to read the article here:

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 15:50
SIROW In The News!

SIROW is proud to share that Associate Research Professor, Keith Bentele's, report on Housing Insecurity was recently mentioned in the news!

Please take a moment to read the article here:





Media Mention:

Machelor, Patty.  “Tucson's housing crisis compounded by months...

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Fri, 03/12/2021 - 16:09
New SIROW Presentation! Forecasting Homeless in Arizona During the COVID-19 Crisis – Update

SIROW is proud to share a presentation by our own Researcher, Keith Bentele.

Please view the presentation HERE or take a moment to check it and others out on our Projects page HERE.

For questions about the presentation please contact Keith Bentele (

“Forecasting Homeless in Arizona During the COVID-19 Crisis – Update.” presentation to: Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (Jan 2021), Phoenix Community Alliance (Feb 2021), Tucson Pima...

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Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:33
SIROW Researcher Featured in SBS News

After recently being published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, SIROW Researcher, Beth Meyerson, has also been featured in SBS news.

The article is titled “I don’t even want to go to the doctor when I get sick now: Healthcare experiences and discrimination reported by people who use drugs, Arizona 2019.”

To view the SBS News, click here:

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 10:06
Screening & Panel Discussions: Picture A Scientist

SIROW's own Josephine (Jo) Korchmaros and Jill Williams participated in panel discussions about the film "Picture A Scientist" - a film that examines issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in science.

Learn more about the Picture A Scientist chronicles here:



Tue, 02/09/2021 - 09:57
SIROW in Tucson Lifestyle!

Research Professor Sally Stevens was featured in Tucson Lifestyle for her work combatting sex trafficking with the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN) on human trafficking.

See the article here:

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 09:49
SIROW In The News!

SIROW's work on the U-MATTER (Unified Medication Assisted Treatment Targeted Engagement Response ) Project was recently highlighted in the news. U-MATTER is a partnership between Pima County, the Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc, Pretrial Services of Arizona Superior Court in Pima County, and SIROW. U-MATTER aims to 1) enhance and expand access to medication-assisted treatment for individuals who have opioid use disorder and 2) improve well-being and...

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Mon, 02/01/2021 - 10:11
New Publication!!

SIROW's Beth Meyerson, PhD, announces the publication of recent findings from a just-released community-based action research study documenting healthcare provider enacted stigma (medical maltreatment, social stigma and verbal/physical abuse) conducted in partnership with the Maricopa County Drug Users’ Union convened by our partner Sonoran Prevention Works.

The article entitled, "I don't even want to go to the doctor when I get sick now: Healthcare experiences and discrimination...

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Mon, 01/25/2021 - 10:55