News: Health Disparities

2021 LIN LECTURE: Black Youth Respond with Resilience to the Challenges of COVID-19, Racism, and Virtual Learning

Black families have been hit hard by the events of the past year. How have Black youth coped? For this…

March 26, 2021 @ 7:46 pm

Undergraduates Engage with Social Work through the Justice and Pandemics Preparedness Academy

Columbia School of General Studies reached out to CSSW to partner on a novel Columbia undergraduate co-curricular program. Toward the…

January 25, 2021 @ 11:47 pm

Five PhD Students Enter the Academic Job Market

Introducing our upcoming PhD graduates, their areas of specialization, and their dissertation topics Since its inception in 1950, the doctoral…

December 9, 2020 @ 5:20 pm

Meet the School’s 2020–2021 CSWE Master’s Minority Fellows

Three of our students have received fellowships from CSWE that will provide additional training in health disparities. The disproportionate toll…

December 8, 2020 @ 9:28 pm

Lessons from Decades on the Frontlines of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

University Professor Nabila El-Bassel finds connections with her work during the HIV/AIDS crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark…

December 1, 2020 @ 8:55 pm

Six Faculty Receive Seed Funding for Projects That Address Structural Racism

The projects will contribute to Columbia University’s collaborative efforts to eradicate the racial inequities that impact our communities and our…

October 29, 2020 @ 7:49 pm

New Research Links Medicaid Expansion to Lower Maternal Mortality

According to a new study by a CSSW doctoral candidate, a major part of the Affordable Care Act—the expansion of…

September 28, 2020 @ 8:29 pm

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 9:39 pm

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