Dawn A. Goddard-Eckrich



Dr. Goddard-Eckrich is an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University School of Social Work’s (CSSW) Social Intervention Group (SIG) and has over 16 years experience implementing NIDA-funded clinical trials, overseeing data collection, and adherence of various study protocols at SIG.  Dr. Goddard-Eckrich has been involved in intervention development and adaptation for several projects. 

Her specific area of research interest is focused on adapting evidence-based interventions and using Community based participatory research (CBPR) approaches to address health disparities including, HIV/STI prevention, prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) and social determinants of health for criminal justice involved populations, Black women and Caribbean populations.

Dr. Goddard-Eckrich is also the Director of the Community Collaborative Research Network (CCRN), which is a collaborative partnership comprised of representatives from community-based organizations, health service agencies, government organizations, and SIG,. The CCRN's focus includes research, training, education and advocacy primarily among  justice involved individuals and communities disproportionately affected by legal involvement in NYC. 

Dr. Goddard-Eckrich holds a doctorate in Health and Behavioral Studies from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College (2017), a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from University of Colorado, Denver (2000) and BA in Journalism from CUNY (1998).


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