Associate Professor of Social Work
Ph.D. – Columbia School of Social Work
- Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
- HIV prevention and Treatment
- Overdose Prevention
- Harm Reduction
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Dr. Louisa Gilbert is a licensed social worker with 25 years of experience developing, implementing and testing multilevel interventions to address HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, trauma, partner violence, and other co-occurring issues among vulnerable communities in the U.S. and Central Asia. She has served as the Co-Director of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) since 1999 and the Co-Director of the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA) since 2007. Her specific area of research interest has concentrated on advancing a continuum of evidence-based interventions to prevent intimate partner violence and other gender-based violence among women who use drugs and women in the criminal justice system. More recently, her funded research has focused on evaluating the effectiveness of implementing a computerized self-paced screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) model to address gender-based violence that may be combined with HIV interventions. She has published extensively on the co-occurring problems of gender-based violence, HIV and substance use among different key affected populations of women, including women who use drugs, women in community corrections and migrant women. Dr. Gilbert’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.