Nabila El Bassel

ImageDr. Nabila El-Bassel is a Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Director of the Social Intervention Group (SIG), which was established in 1990 as a multi-disciplinary organization focusing on developing and testing effective behavioral prevention and intervention approaches and disseminating them to local, national, and international communities. 

Dr. El-Bassel is also the Director of the Columbia University Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA).  She has been studying the intersecting epidemics of HIV and violence against women and has designed HIV interventions that address these co-occurring problems with significant scientific contributions in gender-based HIV prevention for women.  She conducts research in the US and Central Asian countries as Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Malaysia. Dr. El-Bassel has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and by the National Institute of Mental Health. 

 Dr. El-Bassel will speak at 3:50 PM  on June 14, 2013 at the 6th InWomen’s conference at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego. Her talk is entitled: “Women who use drugs in Central Asia: Couples-based overdose and HIV prevention.”

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