The Social intervention Group at Columbia University’s School of Social Work is currently recruiting for an Associate Research Scientist who will serve as a Senior Project Director for the NIDA HEALing Community Study, which is a 4-year NIDA-funded trial to develop and test a County-system Hub and Spoke Empowerment model, to reduce incidence of fatal overdoses in 16 heavily impacted counties in New York State.
We will be implementing and evaluating a coordinated multi-system, multi-sector public health response to the opioid epidemic, directed by County Health Commissioners, and driven by robust community engagement and real-time learning based on data science and systems science. The study will employ mixed methods to rigorously identify multi-level theory-driven factors that impede or facilitate the implementation and sustainability of this community engagement strategy in each county. The Associate Research Scientist will be supervised by the Principal Investigators and work closely the multidisciplinary investigative team with expertise on OUD and other substance use disorders, HIV, HCV and other comorbid conditions, opioid overdose prevention, pharmacology, data and system science, implementation science, and community-based articipatory research and will include government investigators from NYS Department of Health and NIH. This grant is the New York State (NYS) component of the multi-site Healing Communities study that involves multiple states that will be linked to a Common Data Coordinating Center.
Columbia School of Social Work has been a leader in social work education and research since 1898. It joins rigorous academic theory with real-world practice to enhance the welfare of citizens and communities in New York City, the nation and around the world. The department which requires this role to be filled is the Social Intervention Group https://sig.columbia.edu/.