Adjunct Assistant Professor
Margaret Wolff is the project director of a research study at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She applies qualitative and quantitative methodologies to examine HIV treatment in the context of substance use. Her previous research has focused on HIV and substance use, and on examining evidence-based interventions on risk behavior. She served as a project manager at the Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training, in which role she implemented evidence-based substance abuse interventions among HIV-positive individuals. She also served as a data manager for an initiative integrating substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services in the NYC 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 explores and addresses sexual orientation measurement challenges that impact an understanding of health inequalities for sexual minority women, and develops substance abuse and reproductive health programs that are tailored to the unique needs of women across a spectrum of sexual orientation. Dr. Wolff earned her MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work, and her doctorate in public health from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.