Leadership and Staff

Approximately 40 staff members are based at SIG’s offices located at the Columbia School of Social Work in Morningside Heights. SIG currently conducts all intervention and assessment sessions at a temporary community space at 3280 Broadway in Manhattanville. Staff also travel to study sites in Harlem, the Bronx, throughout the NYC area, and globally. For more information on a staff member, please click on the hyperlinks.


Nabila El-Bassel Director
Louisa Gilbert Co-Director
Elwin Wu Co-Director

Research and Facilitation :

For any questions, please contact Audrey Ward at aw2671@columbia.edu.

Dale Acevedo Budget & Financial Analyst
Carmela Alcantara Assistant Professor; PI, LASH
Chermaine Black Research Assistant, eWORTH
Kathy Boudin Director, Criminal Justice Initiative
Maria Cedeno Director of Finance & Administration
Mingway Chang Statistician
Anindita Dasgupta T32 Post Doctoral Fellow
Alissa Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellow, BRIDGE
Nabila El-Bassel Director
Louisa Gilbert Co-Director
Dawn Goddard-Eckrich Project Director, PACT
Tim Hunt Assistant Director, SIG
Urchin Kennedy Senior Research Associate
Yong Gun Lee GRA/Project Coordinator, UNI
Kimberley Levin T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Tara McCrimmon Project Director, BRIDGE/NOVA
Charlotte McCullagh Doctoral Student
Melissa Meinhart Doctoral Student
Lynn Michalopoulos Assistant Professor
Desmond Patton Assistant Professor
Irene Perez Ibarra Research Staff Assistant, LASH
Seth Prins T32 Post Doctoral Fellow
Tracy Pugh T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Cameron Rasmussen Project Manager, Criminal Justice Initiative
Filiz Katibe Sasaoglu Morris Assistant Project Director, PACT/eWORTH
Karen Shiu-Yee T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Minh Ta Technology Specialist
Daniel Tineo Research Assistant, PACT
Ciara Torres T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Eleni Vlachos Marketing and Administration Specialist
Audrey Ward Center Coordinator
Cheryl Wilkins Associate Director, Criminal Justice Initiative
Delia Williams-Gunpot Research Assistant, eWORTH
Susan Witte Associate Professor
Elwin Wu Co-Director, SIG


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