University Professor and SIG Director Nabila El-Bassel will appear on Social Impact LIVE October 23rd to discuss her most ambitious research project to date: the HEALing Communities Study.
Social Impact Live is a weekly series livestreamed on Facebook, focusing on research and practice with social impact at Columbia University.
Dr. El-Bassel will appear on an episode on Wednesday October 23rd from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT. The event is free and open to the public, with the opportunity to submit questions.
From the Columbia University School of Social Work:
University Professor and SIG Director Nabila El-Bassel is launching an ambitious research project intended to reduce opioid deaths in New York State.
About this Event
Host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with Nabila El-Bassel (bio) to discuss her most ambitious research project to date: a plan to reduce opioid overdose fatalities by at least 40 percent within less than four years in 15 of the most burdened counties in New York State. “We are planning a rapid public health response to the current opioid epidemic in New York State, focusing on policy and system changes by working with the criminal justice system, health care organizations, emergency rooms, schools, and drug treatment programs,” she has told the media. In this episode, El-Bassel will update us on the project's first steps; the necessity of involving multi-disciplinary experts as well as the community; the challenges of executing a state-wide research initiative; and what her highest hopes are for the project.