COVID Vaccine Distribution and Equity: New Article and Video

February 03, 2021

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

The Nation: Featuring Dr. Nabila El-Bassel

SIG Director Dr. Nabila El-Bassel was quoted in The Nation in an article entitled What’s Keeping the Vaccine From Getting to Those Who Need it Most?

An excerpt:

"Devising ways of reaching people less institutionally connected to the healthcare system has been central to many public health initiatives, Nabila El-Bassel, director of the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work, told me. Mass vaccination teams should draw on those lessons, she says:

'I’m thinking about people who use drugs, people in homeless shelters, in soup kitchens, in domestic violence shelters, or in community supervision programs…. If we want to get into these populations, we’ve got to think about nontraditional sites and strategies. We can’t just wait for them to come to us.'"

Read the entire article.

HISTP Scholar Dr. Aima Ahonkhai featured in COVID-19 Educational Video

The HIV Intervention Science Training Program (HISTP) -- housed at SIG -- is a multidisciplinary training program that seeks to develop and facilitate the growth of scientists from underrepresented groups conducting HIV-related dissemination and implementation research. 

HISTP scholar Dr. Aima Ahonkhai was featured in a primer on COVID-19 vaccine safety and racial and ethnic disparities.

Read more and see the video.