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Nabila El-Bassel

Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social Work
Social Work
Room 814, Columbia School of Social Work
  • 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

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.