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Nabila El-Bassel

Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social Work
School: 
Social Work
Office: 
Room 814, Columbia School of Social Work
Email: 
ne5@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-851-2391
Appointments
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Amman
  • Director, Global Health Research Center of Central Asia
  • Co-Director, Jordan Social Work Education for Excellence Program
  • Member, University Forum on Global Columbia
Biography

Professor El-Bassel has an extensive research background in designing and testing HIV prevention strategies in clinical trials for women, men and couples recruited from drug-treatment programs, primary care, criminal justice and international settings. In the past eight years, El-Bassel has been studying the co-occurring problems of HIV, violence/trauma, and drug abuse among women and men. As Director of the Social Intervention Group, and of the newly-established Columbia University Global Health Research Center in Central Asia, El-Bassel is currently involved in a number of projects designed to improve the health and well-being of high-risk individuals in both the U.S. and emerging countries in the Central Asian Region. One project (funded by NIDA) intends to inform assessment, treatment and referral protocols to reduce partner violence and HIV-risk behaviors among men and women in methadone maintenance treatment programs in the U.S.

Research & Other Works
Article
The association between psychosocial and structural-level stressors and HIV injection drug risk behavior among Malaysian fishermen: A cross-sectional study
Article
The Silk Road Health Project: How Mobility and Migration Status Influence HIV Risks among Male Migrant Workers in Central Asia
Article
Prevalence and Correlates of HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Infections and Risk Behaviors among Malaysian Fishermen
Article
Peer-led healthy lifestyle program in supportive housing: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Article
Adapting an evidence-based HIV behavioral intervention for South African couples
Article
Implementation of a couple-based HIV prevention program: a cluster randomized trial comparing manual versus Web-based approaches
Article
Tuberculosis in Kazakhstan: analysis of risk determinants in national surveillance data
Article
Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research
Article
Adaptation of a Couple-Based HIV Intervention for Methamphetamine-Involved African American Men Who Have Sex with Men
Article
Prevalence of Child and Adult Sexual Abuse and Risk Taking Practices Among HIV Serodiscordant African-American Couples
Article
Project Eban: An HIV/STD Intervention for African American Couples
Article
Childhood Sexual Abuse and Risk Behaviors Among Men at High Risk for HIV Infection
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Formative Study to Develop the Eban Treatment and Comparison Interventions for Couples
Article
HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease Risk Reduction: Strategies for Enhancing the Utility of Behavioral and Biological Outcome Measures for African American Couples
Article
Methodological Overview of an African American Couple-Based HIV/STD Prevention Trial
Article
Designing an Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview System in a Multisite Trial: A Brief Report
Article
Eban Health Promotion Intervention: Conceptual Basis and Procedures
Article
Supervision of Facilitators in a Multisite Study: Goals, Process, and Outcomes
Article
The Role of Community Advisory Boards in Project Eban
Article
AIDS Prevention Strategies for Ethnic-Racial Minority Substance Users
Article
Physical and Sexual Intimate Partner Violence Among Women in Methadone Maintenance Treatment
Article
HIV Prevention for Intimate Couples: A Relationship-Based Model
Article
Sex Trading and Psychological Distress Among Women on Methadone
Article
Acceptance of the female condom by Latin- and African-American women
Article
Social Support and Social Network Profiles among Women on Methadone
Article
Recruitment of Minority Women and Their Main Sexual Partners in an HIV/STI Prevention Trial
Article
Designing Effective HIV Prevention Strategies for Female Street Sex Workers
Article
Drug use and sexual behavior of indigent African American men
Article
Building skills of recovering women drug users to reduce heterosexual AIDS transmission
Article
15-month followup of women methadone patients taught skills to reduce heterosexual HIV transmission
Article
Implications of Mobility Patterns and HIV Risks for HIV Prevention Among Migrant Market Vendors in Kazakhstan
Article
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and HIV Risk Among Poor, Inner-City Women Receiving Care in an Emergency Department
Article
Sex trading and psychological distress among women recruited from the streets of Harlem
Article
Addressing the Unique Needs of African American Women in HIV Prevention
Article
Psychological Distress and Intimate Physical and Sexual Abuse among Women in Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs
Article
Sexual risk behavior of incarcerated, drug-using women, 1992
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Relationship between drug use and intimate partner violence among women on methadone
Article
Perpetration of intimate partner violence among men in methadone treatment programs
Article
Correlates of Partner Violence Among Female Street-Based Sex Workers: Substance Abuse, History of Childhood Abuse, and HIV Risks
Article
The Efficacy of a Relationship-Based HIV/STD Prevention Program for Heterosexual Couples
Article
Effects of Receiving Additional Off-Site Services on Abstinence from Illicit Drug Use Among Men on Methadone: A Longitudinal Study
Article
Assessing criminal justice involvement as an indicator of human immunodeficiency virus risk among women in methadone treatment
Article
Fear, Trust, and Negotiating Safety: HIV Risks for Black Female Defendants
Article
Intimate partner violence prevalence and HIV risks among women receiving care in emergency departments: implications for IPV and HIV screening
Article
Criminal Justice Involvement and Service Need among Men on Methadone Who Have Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence
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A Longitudinal Study of Incarceration and HIV Risk Among Methadone Maintained Men and Their Primary Female Partners
Article
A Social Network Profile and HIV Risk Among Men on Methadone: Do Social Networks Matter?
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Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Risks: A Longitudinal Study of Men on Methadone
Article
Increased HIV Risk Associated with Criminal Justice Involvement among Men on Methadone
Article
Examining the Temporal Relationship Between Criminal Justice Involvement and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Drug-Involved Men
Silk Road Health Project mobility-migration-hiv SPSS data
Research on couple-based risk reduction interventions for men who have sex with men (MSM): Lessons learned about methodological and practical challenges
Seek, test and treat continuum among a cohort of injecting drug users (IDUs) and their sexual partners in HIV prevention project in Kazakhstan
Use of DatStat software for data collection, monitoring and evaluation of naloxone peer distribution programs . . .
HIV risk among male migrant workers in central Asia: do masculinity beliefs about sexuality and marriage matter?
Adherence to topical microbicides and oral pre-exposure prophylactic HIV preventative treatments: what are the barriers and how are they addressed?
Prevalence and correlates of HIV and STIs among drug-involved female offenders under community supervision in New York City
Disability Among Women Workers and the Role of Social Support Systems
Article
Considering HIV Risk and Intimate Partner Violence Among Older Women of Color: A Descriptive Analysis
Article
Identifying risk factors associated with smear positivity of pulmonary tuberculosis in Kazakhstan
Efficacy of a group-based multimedia HIV prevention intervention for drug-involved women under community supervision: Project WORTH
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Efficacy of a Group-Based Multimedia HIV Prevention Intervention for Drug-Involved Women under Community Supervision: Project WORTH