Several CSSW faculty members are engaged in research that focuses on benefiting local communities and neighborhoods in New York City. Examples include Leo Cabassa‘s studies of mental health care interventions for the city’s Hispanic populations; Nabila El-Bassel’s couple-based HIV/AIDS intervention risk reduction program in Harlem; Ronald Mincy’s research on transforming the academic trajectory and educational resources for the city’s young black males; and the Center on Poverty and Social Policy‘s work, led by Professor Irwin Garfinkel and research scientist Christopher Wimer, on tracking poverty in New York City.