T32 is a joint initiative led by Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) and the at the Mailman School of Public Health (SMS/MSPH) to train the next generation of pre- and post-doctoral scholars in the prevention, treatment, and care of HIV and drug abuse among individuals in the criminal justice system. To visit the official website, click here.

What will the T32 training provide?

This training program will provide: interdisciplinary research instruction and training for pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows on the intersecting issues of drug abuse, HIV and the criminal justice system and hands-on, mentored experience conducting independent research in the study of HIV and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and care for criminal justice-involved populations.

How is the program designed?

This program is designed to strengthen the pool of researchers by increasing the diversity of academic backgrounds—e.g., social work, public health, medicine, sociology, political science, anthropology—and those from underrepresented populations—e.g., underrepresented minorities (URM), people with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds

How many pre-doctoral trainees and post docs will the T32 support?

Each year, the training program will select and appoint pre-doctoral trainees who will be supported for up to 5 years, and 2 postdoctoral fellows, who will be supported for up to 3 years. At full capacity, the program will support 4 pre-doctoral students and 4 post-doctoral fellows per year. Altogether, the program is anticipated to support a total of 6-8 pre-doctoral trainees and 8-10 post-doctoral trainees over the 5-year funding period.