News: Public Health

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

Sending Holiday Wishes to Alumna Jennifer Bornemann, Working to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Alumna Jennifer Bornemann (MS’00) has been deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, to care for victims of Ebola. We wish her all the best and our thoughts are with her during the holidays.

December 24, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

SWM014: Marking 10 Years of Health Research in Central Asia, with Louisa Gilbert and Angela Aifah

In this podcast, we talk to Associate Professor Louisa Gilbert, who co-directs, with Professor Nabila El-Bassel, the School of Social Work’s Global Health Research Center of Central Asia. This year marks the 10th anniversary of their efforts to assist regional NGOs in Central Asia with developing solutions to the region’s HIV/STI, hepatitis C and TB epidemics.

December 16, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

SWM-011: The Ebola Crisis as Seen from the Lens of International Social Work

In this episode, Associate Professor Louisa Gilbert and doctoral candidate Angela Aifah discuss the reaction to the Ebola health crisis in the United States.

October 17, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

Talking to Professor Nabila El-Bassel about Setting, and Stepping Up, the Pace of AIDS Intervention

Professor Nabila El-Bassel takes time out to answer some questions about her participation in the 2014 International AIDS Conference, where she is presenting a paper, and about her work of the past 25 years in the field of AIDS intervention research.

July 22, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

NIH Grant Awarded to Schools of Social Work and Public Health for HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention

The National Institute of Drug Abuse division of the National Institutes of Health has announced funding for a new training program on bio-socio-behavioral HIV and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and care in the U.S. criminal justice system, with Professors Nabila El-Bassel of our School and Professor Linda R. Metsch at the Mailman School serving as lead investigators.

May 28, 2014 @ 7:48 pm

School Retention and Health in Uganda: A CSSW-MSPH Collaboration

This video was created for the World Health Organization, and is being screened this week at its General Assembly. It highlights the collaboration between CSSW’s Dr. Fred Ssewamala and MSPH’s Dr. John Santelli in developing interventions to prevent Ugandan youth who are risk of HIV infection, from dropping out of school.

May 19, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

The Dual Challenges of Pursuing a Dual Degree in Social Work and Public Health

What is it like to pursue two graduate degrees at the same time? Social work-public health student Brian Kim describes the challenges, the advantages, and the potential pay-off of his ambitious course of study.

January 14, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

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