For World AIDS Day, SIG co-Director Dr. Elwin Wu shared his journey from the start of the AIDS pandemic to the present in an article, "Drama Series 'Pose' Exposes New Generations to the Early Days of the HIV/AIDS Crisis."

Social work leaders working with refugees and displaced persons offer key takeaways for moving forward.

SIG's Director and University Professor Dr. Nabila El-Bassel will receive the Pillar of Excellence Award in Research on November 4th at 4 pm, bestowed by the Addiction Policy Forum at their virtual 2021 National Leadership Conference.

This Fall, SIG welcomed several new staff, students, and Fellows.

The WINGS intervention to reduce violence against women, led by Dr. Louisa Gilbert, has expanded through global partnerships and continued to provide services to women in need during the pandemic. The former WINGS India project coordinator, Dr. Harjyot Khosa, shared highlights from India.

In honor of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on September 27th, our co-Director Dr. Elwin Wu shares his reflections on the significance of the day.

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.