Division of Social Work and Behavioral Science

Research

The current research activities of the Division are:

  1. Cross-national collaborative study on Kidney Dialysis and Social Work Intervention.
  2. Identification of Elder Abuse in the Emergency Room Setting, NIH grant.
  3. Abnormal Mammography Screening Follow-up and Evaluation Program.
  4. Domestic Violence Prevention Project Evaluation.
  5. Growing Up Healthy in East Harlem Project. The study is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  6. The New York Cancer Project, an 18-month pilot for a 20-year cohort study of up to 300,000 New Yorkers. The study is funded by Academic Medicine Development Company.
  7. East Harlem Partnership for Cancer Awareness. Funded by the Special Populations Networks, National Cancer Institute.
  8. Community Consultant to Targeting Primary Immunodeficiency Disease in Minority Populations. Funded by the NIAID and the NCI.
  9. A three-year training grant entitled Training in Alcohol and Substance Abuse for Primary Care Residents.
  10. A two-year grant entitled Interdisciplinary Community Health Fellowship Program.
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  11. Etiology and Consequences of Adolescent Drug Use
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  12. Childhood Etiologic Determinants of Adolescent Drug Use
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  13. Drug Use and Problem Behaviors in Minority Youth
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  14. Drug Use and Problem Behavior Among Colombian Youth
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  15. AIDS Risk: A Study of IDU Fathers and their Children
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  16. AIDS Risk: Puerto Rican IDU Fathers and Their Children
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  17. Drug Use: Generational Transmission in Minority Youth
    Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
  18. Tobacco Use Among Minority Youth
    Funding Agency: Fogarty International Center
  19. HIV Risk Behaviors and Drug Use in South African Adolescents
    With support from the National Institutes of Health, for a three-year grant entitled Targeting Primary Immunodeficiency Disease Among Minorities.
  20. Educational initiative of Cultural Sensitivity and Competency within a Medical Center.