For Immediate Release

September 18, 2007

New York, NY – Dr. Anne Brisson has joined the Columbia University School of Social Work as an Associate Research Scientist to coordinate the activities of the newly established Global Health Research Center of Central Asia.

Dr. Brisson has been working in the field of international health for six years, including being awarded as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar for research and teaching in Kosovo. Prior to joining CUSSW, she was a research scientist at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In addition to her new role in coordinating activities, fundraising and program development for the Research Center, Dr. Brisson will continue to serve as a Principal Investigator on her National Institute of Drug Abuse-funded HIV/STD prevention study with sex workers in Tajikistan.

Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Center is the first research center on global health established by a university in Central Asia. The Center serves Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.  Its mission is to develop effective solutions to pressing health problems and help reduce health disparities in Central Asia.

For more information, please contact Jeannie Hii 212-851-2327 or jy2223@columbia.edu.

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