Training Programs

Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Health

The nation’s first multidisciplinary doctoral training program in gender, sexuality, and health, the Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Health fellowship leads to a PhD degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). This unique undertaking is designed to prepare students for research and teaching careers focusing on the role of gender and sexuality in shaping reproductive and sexual health, both in the United States and abroad. The program serves as a model for the department’s future direction in developing support for doctoral studies, and is funded by the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Development.

Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research

The department partners with National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), in developing research in behavioral science on drug use. NDRI offers both pre- and postdoctoral programs in which a number of SMS doctoral students have participated. There are currently six doctoral students in the programs. 

HIV Training Program in the Criminal Justice System 

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced funding for the HIV Training Program in the Criminal Justice System, a new research training program at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Social Work. Learn More