Columbia faculty and researches address the Opioid crisis

 Professor El-Bassel and her team at the School of Social Work, Columbia University was awarded an $86 million grant to reduce opioid overdose deaths in New York State. The study, which was funded on April 16, brings together Columbia and academic institutions in Kentucky, Massachusetts and Ohio to generate evidence about how best to prevent and treat opioid use disorder using proven interventions in opioid-affected communities. In New York, the Columbia team will be working in 16 counties across the state to reduce opioid overdose-related deaths by 40 percent over three years (see map below). Interventions in the communities will begin in December 2019. Columbia University is a member of NYSERNet’s R&E Network.  Read more here: