News: Health Disparities

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

Heidi Allen Named to NIH Health Disparities Committee

Associate Professor Heidi L. Allen has been appointed to serve on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Disparities and…

October 11, 2018 @ 9:17 pm

With New NIMH Grant, Cabassa and Stefančić Delve into Role of Peer Specialists in Delivering Health Interventions

Peer support among people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a practice with a longstanding tradition that is increasingly on…

August 19, 2016 @ 9:20 pm

Professors Alcántara and Cabassa Start RWJF-funded Project to Disaggregate Latino/a Health Data

According to the latest U.S. census, Latinos/as, also known as Hispanics, are the largest racial/ethnic group in the United States,…

June 30, 2016 @ 10:15 pm

Courtney Cogburn Receives Provost’s Diversity Grant for Work on Media Coverage of Ferguson

Assistant Professor Courtney D. Cogburn has been selected to receive a Provost’s Grants Program Award for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, for a project titled “Black Face to Ferguson: A Mixed Methodological Examination of Media Racism, Media Activism and Health.”

January 8, 2015 @ 7:52 pm

New Study Brings Healthy Lifestyle Intervention to Underserved Clients in Two Cities

Associate Professor Leopoldo J. Cabassa has been awarded an R01 grant from the NIMH to conduct a trial of a peer-led healthy lifestyle intervention for clients who have mental illness and are overweight or obese.

November 21, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

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