13th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Comprehensive Approaches to Healthier Communities

Dominick Zurlo

Dominick Zurlo, M.A. Educational Psychology has been working in the substance use and infectious disease fields for over 25 years. He is currently the Hepatitis and Harm Reduction Program Manager for the NM Department of Health, and is a PhD candidate in the Educational Psychology program at the University of New Mexico, specializing in the development, implementation, and evaluation of harm reduction educational programs. He started by working at UNM CASAA, the University of New Mexico Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Additions. He then worked or volunteered with several different community organizations working with marginalized populations, most notably with Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, where he managed the Harm Reduction Outreach team. During this time, he first became involved in national policy and advocacy initiatives for improving the lives of those who injected substances. He began working at the NM Department of Health in 2008, and since then, has been instrumental in expanding theĀ availability of hepatitis prevention, syringe services, and overdose prevention in New Mexico, and nationally.