Nabila El-Bassel is a Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Director of the Columbia University Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA). She is also Director of the Social Intervention Group (SIG), a multi-disciplinary center focused on developing and evaluating prevention and intervention strategies to reduce substance use, opioid epidemic, gender-based violence, and HIV. She is the principal investigator of the ASPIRE initiative, a Columbia University-wide initiative aimed at responding to the Syrian refuge crisis through rigorous research. She has conducted multi -level interventions in Central Asia and Malaysia on financial inclusiveness programs for marginalized women. El-Bassel has been funded extensively by the National Institute of Health and has conducted research in the U.S., Central Asia, South and East Asia, the Middle East and other countries. El-Bassel is a principal investigator of a pre-and post-doc training program on substance use and HIV implementation science in the criminal justice system, and also a principal investigator on a national training program on HIV prevention science for research scientists from underrepresented communities.
Biography current as of June 19, 2018