University Professor and SIG Director Dr. Nabila El-Bassel was interviewed by Dr. Rita Charon for a feature in the Irving Institute's "Narratives of Discovery."

Several counties part of HEALing Communities Study as well as New York State are commemorating International Overdose Awareness Day with events and activities both to educate the public on the crisis and give each community member actionable steps to address it.

SIG welcomes and congratulate several team members. Learn more about each staff and their new roles below.

ASPIRE researcher Mohamad Adam Brooks was accepted into the Minority Fellowship Program for Doctoral students by the Council on Social Work Education.

Medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) can lower the risk of relapse and overdose. The HEALing Communities Study (HCS) recently launched its fourth campaign, Stay In MOUD Treatment, to highlight the life-saving power of staying on medication for opioid use disorder.

The Bridge Project finalized its study based at 24 needle exchange programs in Kazakhstan, where 70 care providers were trained to link individuals at each program site to HIV care.



Three new publications share research on COVID & policy development, racial disparities in non-emergency care, and the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on people who use drugs by analyzing social media posts on Reddit.



Introducing a new research study Intersectional Stigma, HIV, & ART (ISHA), led by Dr. Andrea Norcini Pala, with mentorship by SIG’s Director Dr. Nabila El-Bassel. 

Christina Aivadyan was awarded an F31, and Drs. Kristi Stringer and Brandy Henry achieved tenure-track positions.

Drs. Alissa Davis, Elwin Wu, and Andrea Norcini-Pala share what Pride means to them, their research, and within a global context.

Join us in congratulating six student graduates who helped advance SIG's mission.

The HEALing Communities Study (HCS) welcomes two new Research Coordinators and celebrates a new promotion. 

New publication: A cluster‐randomized controlled trial of a combination HIV risk reduction and microfinance intervention for female sex workers who use drugs in Kazakhstan