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Announcing: New multi-disciplinary collaboration facilitating unique response to address complexity of the opioid epidemic in New York

The Social Intervention Group (SIG) -- Dr. Nabila El-Bassel and her colleagues Drs. Louisa Gilbert, Elwin Wu and Tim Hunt -- are excited to announce the creation of a wide Columbia university multidisciplinary collaboration to bring different perspectives and approaches to address the opioid epidemic. Dr. El-Bassel, a leading expert on the opioid epidemic, recently assembled this group of scientists from different disciplines to address the opioid epidemic in New York State, which has the second highest increase in heroin and prescription opioid-related deaths.

October 25, 2018

New publication on protocol to prevent HIV and violence among black women

The E-WORTH protocol is for research scientists, community healthcare providers, and academics interested in a detailed description of an evidence-based multimedia intervention designed to reduce risks for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and intimate partner violence among African American women who use drugs and are under community supervision in New York.

Read more about the study and one of the women who implemented E-WORTH at the Fortune Society.

November 08, 2018

Announcing: New multi-disciplinary collaboration facilitating unique response to address complexity of the opioid epidemic in New York

The Social Intervention Group (SIG) -- Dr. Nabila El-Bassel and her colleagues Drs. Louisa Gilbert, Elwin Wu and Tim Hunt -- are excited to announce the creation of a wide Columbia university multidisciplinary collaboration to bring different perspectives and approaches to address the opioid epidemic. Dr. El-Bassel, a leading expert on the opioid epidemic, recently assembled this group of scientists from different disciplines to address the opioid epidemic in New York State, which has the second highest increase in heroin and prescription opioid-related deaths.

November 08, 2018

When gender equality doesn’t add up? Place women at the center.

Drs. Nabila El-Bassel and Anindita Dasgupta presented and heard stories of gender inequality -- from all ends of the earth -- about violence against women, child marriage, sex trafficking, female genital mutilation, HIV infection, and negative sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Dasgupta walked away with one key message: Gender inequality exists for every girl and woman in some capacity at some point in their lives, whether in Mumbai, the Middle East, or Manhattan.

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