News

Global leaders including most of the SIG team recently convened at the International AIDS Society conference #AIDS2018 to discuss the rising HIV epidemic in Central Asia.  Our Director Dr. Nabila El-Bassel shares her reflections.

A new project funded by UNICEF, the Uzbekistan Social Work Education for Excellence Project (USWEEP), aims to help bolster the field of social work in Uzbekistan.

Drug use and HIV among Men in Community Correction Programs and Their Female Primary Sex Partners

We are pleased to welcome two new faculty members to the Social Intervention Group (SIG): Drs. Brooke West and Alissa Davis.

In celebration of #PRIDEMonth, a team of researchers at the Columbia University School of Social Work’s Social Intervention Group weighed in on how #PRIDE is reflected in their day to day research.

Researchers and scientists from the Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA) are  participating in multiple sessions at the 22nd International AIDS Conference.

Could engaging stigmatized communities through social networks help maintain their health and well-being?

What does trauma look like beyond the Western conceptualization? Do individuals express trauma differently in other parts of the world, and if so, what are their symptoms?

An article by SIG Director Dr. Nabila El-Bassel was just published in The Conversation, a rigorous news site featuring articles from the academic research community. 

To honor World Health Day this April 7th, and World Health Worker Week, we asked a few of our researchers what this year's theme #HealthforAll means to them.

Ted Talk, Science Friday Interview, and New Publication Explore.

How can social workers advance a continuum of evidenced-based harm reduction policies and multi-level interventions to address opioid overdose and misuse in key affected communities?

SIG is pleased to honor both the women leading the research studies as well as the women participants.

How do arrests, jail time, and conviction for drug crimes influence retention in a behavioral HIV prevention intervention for PWID and their intimate partners?

Columbia University President Bollinger has just approved Dr. Gilbert's tenure.