News: Health Disparities

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, 2020 @ 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 behalf of Latinx immigrants and…

March 20, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

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

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