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

The Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes senior faculty who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to faculty mentoring through their work with tenure-track and mid-career faculty in developing their careers.

An interview with the two scientists who directed the E-WORTH program, Dr. Dawn Goddard-Eckrich and Dr. Karen Johnson, shares the significant findings in a new publication about the randomized clinical trial.

Dr. El-Bassel was quoted in The News Station about justice-involved women who use drugs and in the Infectious Disease Special Edition on HIV and the opioid epidemic.

Congrats to the three SIG-led projects awarded funding by the Columbia University School of Social Work COVID-19 Action Initiative


An interview with Nilda Nieves, Marie O'Connor and Kristin McConnell of Putnam County.

The findings of this study suggest that Black men who have sex with men (MSM) may engage in higher levels of sexual risk behavior during young adulthood and those who use substances may be at increased risk for HIV transmission, particularly through multiple sex partners.

In tandem with Black History Month, members of the Black Justice subcommittee within the HEALing Communities Study share their work and insights.

Dr. El-Bassel was quoted in The Nation and HISTP scholar Dr. Aima Ahonkhai was featured in video on vaccine safety and equity.

An Op-Ed from SIG's Director, Dr. Nabila El-Bassel, was published in the New York Daily News

A new publication as well as a new research project advocate for the need to relax restrictions to save lives.