News: Health Disparities

The Power of Collective Action

Illustration by Julie Winegard Coronavirus has exposed many fault lines in our society. We need to work together to enact…

August 14 @ 8:09 pm

Prof. Ruha Benjamin Calls on Class of 2020 to Become “Champions of the Social Contract”

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Professor Ruha Benjamin at a virtual commencement held by…

May 21 @ 9:34 pm

Social Work Joins with Public Health to Frame a Response to COVID-19 Stigma and Racism

Interdisciplinary social work and public health panel addresses the long and unfortunate history of discriminatory behaviors, actions, and policies in…

May 13 @ 9:39 pm

Ruha Benjamin, Princeton Sociologist and Leading Thinker on Race and Technology, Will Be 2020 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced that Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University…

May 9 @ 1:38 am

Congratulations to Dr. Carmela Alcántara for Receiving Tenure at Columbia University

An exceptionally productive scholar, Alcántara has developed a research program that advances health equity on hehalf of Latinx immigrants and…

March 20 @ 2:20 pm

Meet the School’s 2019–2020 CSWE Master’s Minority Fellows

Today’s social justice-oriented MSW students are tomorrow’s culturally competent social work professionals. And now six of ours are receiving additional…

January 15 @ 9:25 pm

Nine PhD Students Enter the Academic Job Market

Since its inception in 1950, the doctoral program at Columbia School of Social Work has produced many of the world’s…

November 11, 2019 @ 7:44 pm

Eradicating Racial Disparities in Public Health

In a new article, Professor Courtney Cogburn argues that public health policy making should take the health impacts of cultural…

October 3, 2019 @ 6:18 pm

The Role of Sleep in Health Disparities

A good night’s sleep is a luxury for all of us, but according to Dr. Carmela Alcántara’s research, it is…

April 16, 2019 @ 6:35 pm

CSSW Welcomes Two New Full-Time Faculty Members

Two new tenure-track faculty members have joined the Columbia School of Social Work at the start of the 2018–2019 academic…

October 18, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

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