Dr. Margaret Wolff is currently the project director of a research study at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, which applies qualitative and quantitative methodologies to examine HIV treatment in the context of substance use. For over a decade, she has held numerous roles within research projects focused primarily on HIV and substance use and on examining evidence-based interventions to address risk behavior. Dr. Wolff has held positions both in academic research environments and real-world clinical settings. For example, she served as a project manager at the Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) where she implemented evidence-based substance abuse interventions among HIV positive individuals, as a data manager for an initiative integrating substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) services in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene public STD clinics, and as a health policy intern and consultant at the Latino Commission on AIDS.

Dr. Wolff’s research interests focus on queer and other sexual minority women’s substance use, sexual and reproductive health, and resiliency within the context of structural stressors unique to sexual minority populations. She is particularly interested in exploring and addressing sexual orientation measurement challenges that impact an understanding of health inequalities for sexual minority women, and in ultimately developing substance abuse and reproductive health programs that are tailored to the unique needs of women across a spectrum of sexual orientation. Dr. Wolff received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work and her doctorate in public health from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.