CSSW Faculty Research

Out of the Shadows: Female Drug Users and HIV/AIDS

In honor of World AIDS Day (December 1), we present the highlights of a conference held at our School about a population that has been almost invisible in the fight against HIV/AIDS: female drug users.

Learning to Thrive: How These Three Female Social Work Academics Reached the Top

Drs. Shear, Waldfogel and El-Bassel made the top five in a recent list showing citation impact of women academics in schools of social work. CSSW decided to ask them: What hurdles did they have to cross to achieve success? And what advice can they offer to up-and-coming female scholars in social work and related fields?

Social Intervention Group Receives $4.8 million NIH Grant to Take Next Steps in Fight against HIV in Kazakhstan

The study, to be led by Drs. Nabila El-Bassel and Louisa Gilbert, will focus on 1) integrating HIV care with harm reduction treatments and 2) testing real-world effectiveness—two important next steps in scaling up the HIV prevention model for use in settings across Central Asia.

Professor Cabassa’s Culturally Sensitive "Fotonovela" to Be Tested in Innovative NIH Study

Professor Leo Cabassa is collaborating with two Texas-based colleagues on a new NIH-funded study testing the effectiveness of his depression "fotonovela" in encouraging Hispanic patients to seek mental health treatment.

Congratulations to Three CSSW Faculty on Their Promotions

Neeraj Kaushal, Fred Ssewamala and Julien Teitler have been promoted by the Trustees of Columbia University to full professorships.

Professor Jane Waldfogel Elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy

Jane Waldfogel, the Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children's and Youth Problems, has been elected as a Corresponding Fellow to the British Academy.

SWM016: A Free-wheeling Discussion of Race-related Topics, with Carl Hart and Courtney Cogburn

To be a professor of color at Columbia University and to be studying race-related topics is to be thoughtful almost all the time—as you will discover when listening to this conversation between drug expert Carl Hart and social work professor Courtney Cogburn, now a "Social Work Matters" podcast.

Irwin Garfinkel Recognized for Work on Behalf of New York City's Most Vulnerable Residents

Professor Irwin Garfinkel has been honored by the New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR) for two research studies he has led at our School “that have made significant contributions to poverty and well-being public policy in New York City.”

So-called Delinquent Fathers Deserve a Happier Father’s Day

Professor Ron Mincy explains why "delinquent fathers" and "deadbeat dads" are greatly misunderstood. Instead they should be thought of as "economically vulnerable nonresident fathers," he says.

Nabila El-Bassel Is a Guest Editor for JAIDS Special Issue on Women Who Use Drugs

Women who use or inject drugs remain invisible to researchers, funders and policy makers in the field of HIV intervention. Professors El-Bassel and Strathdee call for an end to this neglect in the special issue they edited for the "Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes."


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